The Pectens are a group of bivalves very popular among collectors due to their wide variety of shapes and colors, almost 500 species divided into 4 families.
This family owes its name to the combed shape of its shell, also commonly called scallops are the most colorful of bivalves.
In addition to being the most colorful, they are also among the most represented shells in the artistic field: painting and sculpture since Greek and Roman times.
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