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Pectinidae - Argopecten irradians.JPG
Shell of Argopecten irradians from Bermuda Islands at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Suborder: Pectinina
Superfamily: Pectinoidea
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Argopecten
Monterosato, 1889

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Argopecten is a genus of saltwater clams, or scallops, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae.[1]


Species within the genus Argopecten include:


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Altantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 29-30.
  • Malacolog info at: [1]

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