Mollusks

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Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

The cuttlefish is a cephalopod mollusc belonging to the Sepiidae family. Scientific classification: Sepia officinalis Habitat The cuttlefish lives in quite shallow seabeds and favours those which ...

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The cockle

The cockle

The cockle or donax trunculus lives in large colonies near the seagrass beds of Posidonia. It prefers sandy seabeds and depths of more than ten metres. It buries itself a few centimetres below ...

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Sea snails or “maruzzelle”

Sea snails or “maruzzelle”

Nassa Mutabilis They generally live in shallow waters, mainly hidden on sandy bottoms, not going below 20 meters and are widespread in the Mediterranean. The baby snails are consumed mostly by ...

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The Filipino Clam

The Filipino Clam

The Filipino Clam or Venerupis philippinarum, also known as the fake clam or caparozzolo, native to Japan, has been introduced in Europe and the Mediterranean, in particular in the Adriatic Sea, ...

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Cockles

Cockles

Scientific description: Callista Chione It lives in sandy bottoms of the Adriatic Sea. Cockles are fished using a system called: with rake or blower tube. The fishing takes place at 4 or 5 miles ...

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Mussel

Mussel

It is commonly called the mussel and belongs to the Mytilidae family. Scientific name: Mytilus Galloprovincialis Habitat They are bred in the sea or in lagoons. Nutritional properties Mussels ...

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Queen scallop

Queen scallop

The queen scallop is a mollusc which is very common in the upper Adriatic area. Scientific classification: Chlamys varia. Habitat The queen scallop lives at depths of around 12 to 30 metres and ...

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Octopus vulgaris

Octopus vulgaris

Octopus vulgaris or common octopus It favours living in rocky and rich subsoil in inlets, where it can hide to escape from predators. It is also fished in the more temperate areas of the ...

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Murex

Murex

The common murex is one of the most widespread fish species in the Mediterranean. Scientific description: Murex Brandaris Shallow areas, where it lives grouped in highly numerous colonies, ...

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Common bobtail squid

Common bobtail squid

It is a shellfish living in the Adriatic Sea in infinite quantity divided into particular specimens reproducing, alternately, in spring and autumn. Scientific description: Rossia Macrosoma The ...

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