Observations on shell colour in the scallop, Pecten maximus (L.)

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DAN MINCHIN
(1992)
Volume
34
Part
2
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41

Young scallops, less than 15 mm, demonstrate variability of shell colour and of pattern. As growth continues the variations become less pronounced. White shells were the only form studied that showed a consistent pattern to the adult. This form is known to range from the west coast of Ireland southwards to Galicia. Four other colour morphs demonstrated geographic variation within Irish waters.