family Pectinidae


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Noun1.family Pectinidae - scallops
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
escallop, scollop, scallop - edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions
genus Pecten - type genus of the family Pectinidae: sea and bay scallops
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The family Pectinidae in South Africa and Mozambique (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pectinoidea).
Scallops (family Pectinidae) are bivalve molluscs with a distributed visual system that includes dozens of eyes with mirror-based optics, as well as neural structures that appear to be associated with visual processing (Speiser et al., 2016).