Queen scallop

Chlamys spp.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Shell length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Found mainly along the coastal areas of the North-east Atlantic from Norway southwards to North-west Africa. Also found in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

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.

FISHERIES

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.