Argopecten purpuratus

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Argopecten purpuratus
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.MOL.322207 - Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819) - Pectinidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
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A. purpuratus
Binomial name
Argopecten purpuratus
(Lamarck, 1819)

Subspecies

Argopecten purpuratus, common names the "Peruvian scallop", is an edible species of saltwater clam, a scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pectinidae, the scallops.

Habitat[edit]

In Peru, the scallops can be found naturally around the following areas:

  1. Pisco (300 km South of Lima)
  2. Casma y Samanco (400 km north of Lima)
  3. Trujillo (600 km north of Lima)
  4. Sechura Bay & Paita Bay (900 km north of Lima)

Collection[edit]

In all indicated areas the collection of natural grown scallops has been replaced by re-stocking and aquaculture operations. Thanks to this, the natural banks have recovered and fishermen and consumers can use this product.

Market[edit]

The commerce of scallops targets the following main markets:

  1. USA: Roe Off product
  2. France: Roe-On product
  3. China: Roe-On & Skirt-On, Whole, products
  4. Australia and New Zealand: Roe-On product
  5. Spain and Italy: Roe-On on Half shell product

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