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Nodipecten nodosus

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Lion's Paw Scallop, Nodipecten nodosus, Live Shell, Mollusk, Bivalve, Florida USA 2019

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lexID:
12828 
AphiaID:
225252 
Scientific:
Nodipecten nodosus 
German:
Löwenpranke , Löwentatzten-Jakobsmuschel 
English:
Lion's Paw Scallop 
Category:
Musslor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pectinida (Order) > Pectinidae (Family) > Nodipecten (Genus) > nodosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Gulf of Maine, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Venezuela, Panama, Bermuda, Brasilien, Florida, Karibien, USA, Västra Atlanten 
Sea depth:
9 - 49 Meter 
Size:
6 cm - 15 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-28 20:16:22 

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Nodipecten nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The shell is known for its distinct big nodules on the ribs. Colour ranging from red to orange and also purple. The shell’s common name is derived from its appearance, the color, and the knobs giving it some visual similarities to the paw of a lion.

Lion's paws are filter feeders, feed on microalgae.

Synonyme:
Lyropecten nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lyropecten nodosus gabonensis (K. Nicolay, 1981)
Nodipecten nodosus gabonensis K. Nicolay, 1981
Ostrea decemradiata Gmelin, 1791
Ostrea nodosa Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)

Direct children (1):
Subspecies Nodipecten nodosus gabonensis K. Nicolay, 1981 accepted as Nodipecten nodosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  1. Wikipedia (en)
  2. WoRMS (en)

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