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Strange clam

Observed: 11th December 2011 By: guernseyjoeguernseyjoe’s reputation in Invertebrates
PC280410
Description:

brown cream outer mother of pearl inside

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Madegascan scallop

A Scallop yes, but not Pecten maximus (Default dictionary-speak).
There's a good chance this is Bractechlamys nodulifera but the pic isn't really quite good enough.
http://www.pectensite.com/Bractechlamys%20nodulifera.html
and
http://repository.naturalis.nl/document/355603
I failed to form the ID twice because I used a capital for Scallop, I changed the case, offered by the Common Name drop-down, to scallop and guess what?