Mizuhopecten yessoensis

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Mizuhopecten yessoensis (Yesso scallop, giant Ezo scallop, Ezo giant scallop) is a species of scallop. Its name Yesso/Ezo refers to its being found north of Japan. They are marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops.

Yesso scallop
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pectinida
Family: Pectinidae
Genus: Mizuhopecten
M. yessoensis
Binomial name
Mizuhopecten yessoensis
(Jay, 1857)

Pecten yessoensis Jay, 1857
Patinopecten yessoensis (Jay, 1857)

This species is found around the far eastern Asian coast, from China, Korea, Japan and Sakhalin, and possibly as far north as the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. It is aquafarmed (see Scallop aquaculture) in China, South Korea, Japan, and Russia, with over 1,400,000 t worth over US$373 million harvested in 2007.[1]

Its tissues bioaccumulate algal yessotoxins, which are studied extensively.


  1. ^ "Mizuhopecten yessoensis". Fisheries Global Information System. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 26 November 2010.