Mollusks

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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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Zotolo

Zotolo

The zotolo or Sepiola Rondeletii is a small cuttlefish belonging to the squid family. It therefore looks like a cuttlefish but smaller. Particularly tasty in the kitchen, it’s also easy to ...

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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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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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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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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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Squid

Squid

Squids are cephalopod shellfish belonging to the order Teuthida. Scientific description: Loligo Vulgaris During most months of the year they live in high seas, moving in large herds along the ...

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Grooved carpet shells

Grooved carpet shells

Grooved carpet shell or Tapes Semidecussatus is one of the most used shellfish to cook traditional Italian dishes This bivalve lives in colonies, usually in shallow waters, under the sand at ...

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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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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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