Postmortem biochemical, chemical, and physical changes of the adductor muscle of Pacific lions-paw scallop were studied during a 15-day storage period at 0 °C (ice). Content of ATP and breakdown products, K value, pH, trimethylamine, total volatile bases, water-holding capacity, colour, and texture changes were examined. K value increased logarithmically (r2 = 0.95) from an initial value of 40.3-79.7% on day 15. The spoilage indicators trimethylamine and total volatile bases increased from 15.6 to 30.7 and 1.3 to 6.8 mg N/100 g of sample, respectively, which indicated spoilage at the end of the storage period. Texture, colour, and pH were not affected; however, water-holding capacity decreased significantly, from 96.0% on day 1 to 86.0% on day 15. Overall results indicated that quality of Pacific lions-paw scallop adductor muscle was maintained during at least 12 days of ice storage. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.