King Scallop

Alternate Name

Great scallop

Irish Name

Muirin Mór

Latin Name

Pecten maximus

Environment

Benthic

Importance

Commercial

Depth(m)

0-100

Max Length(cm)

15

Product Details:

This shellfish prefers to live on sandy or gravel seabeds where it lies with its curved shell down and filters plankton from the water. It has a strong muscle which holds the shells tightly closed and it is quite a good swimmer comparing to oysters.

Scallops are a low fat seafood choice that is a good source of protein and minerals and vitamins like B12 and Omega-3 fatty acids.