of Magdalena Bay
Scientific Name: Atrina maura
Common Name: Pen Scallops, Kidney Scallops
Local Name: Callo de hacha
This particular sea scallop is endemic and grows in abundance within Magdalena Bay. National demand exceeds national production and the species has strong international markets. Seed production exists in La Paz, just 267 km away. Local fishermen have historically cultivated the species artisanaly.