What is another word for Family Pectinidae?
7 synonyms found
[ fˈamɪli pˈɛktɪnˌɪdiː], [ fˈamɪli pˈɛktɪnˌɪdiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i p_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_n_ˌɪ_d_iː]
The Family Pectinidae refers to a group of marine bivalve mollusks commonly known as scallops. Synonyms for this family include the Pectinoidea family, which is sometimes used interchangeably. Other synonyms include the subfamily Pectininae, which includes only the scallops with a distinctive "ear-shape" and is recognized by their radial ribbing. Additionally, the family can be referred to as the "scallops and combs," which distinguishes them from other bivalves such as mussels and clams. Within the family Pectinidae, there are approximately 350 species that inhabit various marine habitats around the world. They are highly sought after by humans for their delicious flavor and numerous culinary applications.