Pecten maximus

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Vulnerability
Not Assessed Species’ vulnerability not assesed

Information

Lives on sand and gravel bottoms but it can be found in mud as well,from the extreme low tide down to 250 m.The young molluscs live attached with their byssus to a hard substrate, but when they become adult the shells are free-swimming.

Localization

Eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Norway south to Spain. Also around the Azores, Madeira ant the Canaries.

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Credits: Fishbase, Sealifebase, Aquamaps

Environment

Marine

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