The aductor muscle and the mantle of this sea scallop are pictured. This was scooped off the seabed floor at Lagoon Pond. It was clearly visible from the surface of the water and found among several others of the same species.
Collected 5-7 specimens via single tow (20 min) scallop dredge.
Argopecten irradians, formerly classified as Aequipecten irradians, common names Atlantic bay scallop or bay scallop, is an edible species of saltwater clam, a scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pectinidae, the scallops.