|Purple-hinge Rock Scallop, Crassadoma
gigantea, formerly known as Hinnites multirugosus.
|Mature rock scallop opened to reveal the large adductor muscle, the portion prepared for human consumption. The individual shown is a gravid female with bright red ovarian tissue packed with eggs.|
|David L. Leighton, Director
Carlsbad Aquaculture Research Institute
P.O. Box 2600
Carlsbad, CA 92008