Doughboy Scallop

Mimachlamys asperrima

Mimachlamys asperrima - Doughboy Scallop
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Size: 10 cm

Distribution: All SA continental waters

Habitat: Rocky crevices, jetty pylons

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

Mimachlamys asperrima - Doughboy Scallop

This scallop is commonly found attached to rocks and jetty pylons. It is usually encrusted with sponge, with very little of the shell visible. The opening is lined by rows of bright blue eyes.