Mollusks

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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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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

Octopus

Octopus is a cephalopod mollusc. Scientific description: Octopus Vulgaris (Common octopus) It is mainly caught during two different time periods: from September to December and from May to July. ...

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Baby squid

Baby squid

It belongs to the Loliginidae family or to that of the cephalopods shellfish Scientific description: Alloteuthis Media It can be fished all year round, but autumn is the most prolific season. It ...

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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 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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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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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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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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