Profile updated on 30 August 2021
The Patagonian scallop is spatially structured as a meta-population in the SW Atlantic, in the Argentinean continental shelf (Allega et al. 2020) and interconnected beds by larval drift have been identified along with a 90 km area range (Bremec et al. 2000). Such macro-scale spatial distribution matches the location of three major frontal systems in the SW Atlantic (Bogazzi et al. 2005).