The shells on this page all come from a collection that I was given a few years ago.
All the scallops were loose in a drawer. Some of the shells had catalog numbers attached,
matching data cards in the catalog, while others were just loose with no labels at all. Luckily, this collector
only had ONE LOT of each species or subspecies in his collection; thus, all specimens in the collection of each
species or subspecies can be matched up with the data slip for for that species -- if the shell can be identified!
So, since I have very limited knowledge of the Pectinidae, I would love a little help with
identifying theses shells. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Please Email me if you have any solutions or suggestions...Especially you
Pectinidae gurus! Thankyou, and good luck.
I've already catalogued a few species from his collection (Hinnites multirugosa, Pecten
swifti, Chlamys islandica from Iceland, Chlamys novaehollandiae, etc) that were definitely attached to thier
labels, what you see here are the ones for which there was some doubt. Data cards are still left for the following
- Aequipecten gibbus (Sanibel Island)
- Aequipecten irradians irradians (Massachusetts)
- Aequipecten irradians amplicostatus (Texas)
- Aequipecten irradians concentricus (Florida)
- Aequipecten larvata (Philippines)
- Chlamys asperrimus (South Australia)
- Chlamys gemmulata gemmulata
- Chlamys gemmulata radiata (New Zealand)
- Chlamys hastata hericia (British Columbia)
- Chlamys hindsi (British Columbia)
- Chlamys islandica (Newfoundland)
- Chlamys jordani (British Columbia)
- Chlamys opercularis (England)
- Chlamys opercularis marbrea (North Sea)
- Chlamys opercularis lineata (France)
- Chlamys tigerina (North Sea)
- Chlamys zealandiae (New Zealand)
- Leptopecten latiaratus (California)
- Pecten diegensis (California)
- Pecten maximus maximus (Atnoordzee)
- Pecten nobilis (Japan)
Below are photos of all the specimens that I recieved. Click on the images to view
high definition images.