Hinnites giganteus: The purple-hinged rock scallop


Hinnites giganteus, the purple hinged rock scallop with associated organisms,  (sponges, barnacles, hydroids etc.)


This is the “purple hinge” on an open shell of a rock scallop. It is almost obscured by the growth of other invertebrates. The yellow spots are from a parasite, the boring sponge, Cliona sp.. The white anemone is Metridium sp .The snail is Calliostoma sp.

Other Members of the Phylum Mollusca at Race Rocks.

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pearsonlogo2_f2The Race Rocks taxonomy is a collaborative venture originally started with the Biology and Environmental Systems students of Lester Pearson College UWC. It now also has contributions added by Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Observers on the remote control webcams.   G.Fletcher 2005