Decatopecten plica   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Scallop)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bivalvia

Size: 18- 40 mm

Color: Brown to pink and white

Right valve more convex than the left, inequivalve; small ears, 5 or 6 striated; radial ribs which enlarge towards the margin.

Synonym (s)
Chlamys plica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ostrea plica Linnaeus, 1758
Pecten plica Sowerby, 1839
Pecten striatum Schumacher, 1817
Pecten subplicatus G.B. Sowerby II, 1842
Pecten velutinus G.B. Sowerby II, 1842

Common Name (s)
• Plica Scallop (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur (Lat: 13.26) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Association francaise de conchyliologie Available at -
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa

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