Chlamys islandica O. F. Müller, 1776
|Phylum:||Mollusca Linnaeus, 1758|
|Class:||Bivalvia Linnaeus, 1758|
|Order:||Pectinida Gray, 1854|
|Family:||Pectinidae Rafinesque, 1815|
To size: To 140mm.
Shell Structure: Solid. Equivalve: Valves equally convex. Equilateral: Inequilateral. Outline: Subcircular to suboval, (umbonal angle 82-90°) anterior ears much longer than posterior. Contour: Ear in RV with a deep byssal notch. Ctenolium well developed.
Sculpture: Of numerous radial ribs and riblets of varying expression reaching 140 in number in large specimens; all ribs and riblets variously scaled. Shagreen microsculpture present at least on early stages. Ears with radial riblets.
Colour: Variable, orange-red, pink, yellow, purple to brown or white, some patterned.
Byssally attached to stones and rocks from low in the intertidal to shelf edge.
Depth: 0 - 200 m