Eight scallop species were identified from collectors placed at three depths in the western Mediterranean. The morphological characteristics of the eight small spat species were described. The classification of the scallop spat settled on collectors was made according to their shell contour, number of ribs, auricle lengths, sculpture of the preradial stage in the left valve, hinge length, and height of the prismatic stage on the right valve. Seven genera were identified: Palliolum, Pseudamussium, Mimachlamys, Aequipecten, Perapecten, Flexopecten, and Pecten.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Shellfish Research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
- Scanning electron microscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aquatic Science