Rock Scallop
(Hinnites giganteus)

image of a Rock Scallop

Image ID: 201-01

Comments : This animal actually starts it life as a free swimmer before finally settling down and attaching itself to a rock. The Rock Scallop's shell is often encrusted with sponges, Hydroids, barnacles, etc.
Common name : Rock Scallop
Scientific Name : Hinnites giganteus
Location Found : Sund Rock, Hood's Canal
Actual Size : 5 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->3T macro
Natural History :