Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Monitoring Bay Scallop Recruitment_7

Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians) Spat

Bay Scallop
Argopecten irradians Spat
Juvenile bay scallops, or "spat", attach to seagrass blades or other structures using byssal threads. As they mature they will become heavy and will fall to the bottom of the seagrass bed.


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