Mollusks

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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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Musky octopus

Musky octopus

The musky octopus is a mollusc species very similar to octopus, which grows mainly in the Mediterranean sea. Scientific description: Eledone Moschata (Musky octopus) The musky octopus lives in ...

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Razor clams or “Cappelunghe”

Razor clams or “Cappelunghe”

Scientific description: Ensis Siliqua Minor This mollusc lives deep in the sand in the waters of the Adriatic sea and assumes a vertical position to immerse itself in the sea bottom. The ...

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Tiny clams

Tiny clams

"Bibarasse" or tiny clams Tiny clams, called in Venetian "bibarasse", are shellfish belonging to the Veneridae family, they look like medium-sized clams. Scientific description: Venus Gallina ...

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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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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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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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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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Scallop

Scallop

Scallops, also known as St. James' shells, are bivalve molluscs very common in the Adriatic Sea. Scientific description: Pecten Jacobaeus Its natural habitat is made up of sandy bottoms or ...

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The Truffle of the sea

The Truffle of the sea

The Truffle of the sea, or 'Venus Verrucosa' prefers sandy sea beds which are muddy and full of debris it can hide in. By breathing through special 'traps' and simply filtering the ...

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