While diving in Lake Grevelingen, a former estuary since 1971 largely separated from the North Sea by the Brouwersdam, the last two authors found a living specimen of the Variegated scallop Mimachlamys varia. Although the species was reported earlier from Oosterschelde and Grevelingenmeer, records are quite rare. Most likely a pelagic larva of the species was flushed in with sea water at Brouwerdam and settled near Dreischor in Lake Grevelingen (province of Zeeland).

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P. van Bragt
L. van der Loos
B. Oonk. (2014). Een levende Bonte mantel Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758) in het Grevelingenmeer. Spirula, 399, 119–119.