Story: Shellfish

Scallop

Scallop

Visible here are the scallop’s fine tentacles and its tiny blue eyes, in a row below the upper shell. Scallops usually live in soft sediments on the sea floor.

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Bivalve molluscs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8027/scallop (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006