Nodipecten nodosus

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Nodipecten nodosus
Nodipecten nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758) 2013 000.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Nodipecten
Species: N. nodosus
Binomial name
Nodipecten nodosus

Nodipecten nodosus, or the lion's paw scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Pectinidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from Cape Hatteras to the West Indies, including Brazil and Bermuda.[1]


  1. ^ Abbott, R.T. & Morris, P.A. A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 29.
Museum specimen with successive species labels, Naturalis