- Patinopecten yessoensis
Yesso scallop Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Ostreoida Family: Pectinidae Genus: Patinopecten Species: P. yessoensis Binomial name Patinopecten yessoensis
Pecten yessoensis Jay, 1857
Patinopecten yessoensis (Yesso scallop, Giant Ezo scallop, Ezo giant scallop) is a species of scallop. Its name Yesso/Ezo refers to its being found north of Japan. They are marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops.
This species is found around the far eastern Asian coast, from China, Korea, Japan and Sakhalin, and possibly as far north as the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. It is aquafarmed (see Scallop aquaculture) in China, South Korea, Japan, and Russia, with over 1,400,000 t worth over US$373 million harvested in 2007.
Its tissues bioaccumulate algal yessotoxins, which are studied extensively.
- ^ "Patinopecten yessoensis". Fisheries Global Information System. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/fishery/culturedspecies/Patinopecten_yessoensis/en. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
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