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Microplastics (< 5 mm) are ubiquitous contaminants in the marine environment. Many marine commercial species, among fish, mollusks and crustaceans, are subject to microplastic exposure through ingestion. The aims of the present study were to determine microplastic contamination in scallops from fishery markets of Lima and if microplastics are more likely to adhere to certain parts of the scallop. Argopecten purpuratus specimens were bought from fishery markets in Lima. Soft tissues weredoi:10.17268/manglar.2019.012 fatcat:kafiuwpwhvdixf23aomhiiujzy