ELECTRIC FLAMING SCALLOP (Lima scabra) ©courtneyplatt
The flame scallop or rough fileclam, is a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Limidae. Although their name would suggest otherwise, flame scallops have no relation to scallops, besides their exterior. The flame scallop is found in the Caribbean Sea.
Flame scallops have a rough outer shell with a red mantle. Surrounding the mantle are red and white tentacles. The flame scallop’s vibrant red color is due to the large amount of carotenoids found within their body. Flame scallops can reach 3 in long. The gills are used for respiration and filtration.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_scallop
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