Although closely related to bay scallops, calico scallops (Argopecten gibbus) live in deeper, offshore waters along the east and west coasts of Florida. Calico scallops are found on sandy or shelly bottoms, and their mottled pink-hued shells commonly wash ashore, providing beachgoers with colorful treasures.
Management considerations for calico scallops include minimum
size limits, appropriate fishing areas and techniques, and the
impact of fishing activities on essential calico scallop
Geiger, SP, JC Cobb, B Pittinger. 2006. Is Habitat availability
limiting recruitment of calico scallops (Argopecten gibbus)?
National Shellfisheries Association Annual Meeting, Monterey CA. J.
Shellfish Res. 25: 729-730.
Data collected for the calico scallop monitoring project, by the Molluscan Fisheries at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute: Fall 2004 - Summer 2006
Species accounts provide a summary of biology and fishery
information.. The accounts provide life history information,
statewide landings, trends in catch rates, and results of recent