Found mainly along the coastal areas of the North-east Atlantic from Norway southwards to North-west Africa. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bentic species most commonly located in coastal areas ranging from 20 to 50 m deep but have been reported down to 180 m. They are planktonic filter feeding species.
Mainly caught in fisheries using otter trawl and dredge fisheries.
DID YOU KNOW
Scallops are the only European bivalve that can swim by rapidly opening and closing its shell producing a jet of water that propels it through the water.