Greater Scallop - Pecten Maximus

Common Goby

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Species Compatibility

Gobies
Blennies
Starfish
All Decapoda

Suitable DisplayRockpool Tank
Shoreline Tank
Dome Tank

Identification

The shell is light pink to reddish brown, the other half of the shell is off white, yellowish, or light brown, often with bands or spots.
A large scallop, up to 15 cm long, with a thick and solid shell.
One side of the shell is flat and the other is domed.

Habitat

Lives in a depression in sand or fine gravel with flat part of the shell up.
Found offshore to about 100 m in depth.

Species fact

Can swim away if disturbed.