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Southern Saucer Scallop

( Amusium balloti )

Other names

Saucer Scallop, Scallop

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Pectinidae (scallops)
  • Can grow to 14cm across
  • Live for 2-4 years
  • Found in Australia’s warmer waters from NSW to WA
  • Is a type of marine mollusc
  • Benthic organisms found on sand and muddy sybstrates
  • Can propel itself backward when threatened by opening and closing it’s shell
  • Filter feeders
  • Caught by destructive trawling methods
  • Good eating