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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pectinoida
Suborder: Pectinina
Superfamily: Pectinoidea

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The Pectinoidea are a superfamily of marine bivalve molluscs, including the scallops and thorny oysters (despite the common name, the latter are not true oysters).[1]

Shell anatomy[edit]

All members of this superfamily have a triangular resilium with a nonmineralized medial core that functions below the hinge line.[2]


According to WoRMS, the Pectinoidea include these families:

Families brought into synonymy
  • Propeamussidae: synonym of Propeamussiidae
  • Syncyclonematidae: synonym of Entoliidae


  1. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2012). Pectinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-07-08
  2. ^ WALLER, THOMAS R. (2006). "Phylogeny of families in the Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia): importance of the fossil record". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 148 (3): 313–342. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00258.x. 

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