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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: Pectinoida
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:


Extinct species[edit]



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  2. ^ Malacolog - A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca
  3. ^ WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species
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  5. ^ The Paleobiology Database
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