Chlamys varia is a shallow-living species, living up to about 100m in depth along coastal rocky areas.
The shell of Chlamys varia ranges in color. It can be white, pink, red, orange, yellow, or purple. Both valves are symmetrical except for the ears on either side of the umbos. The shell does not usually exceed 6 cm in length.
- Oakley, J.A., 2007. Chlamys varia. Variegated scallop. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
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