Mollusks

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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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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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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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Ostrea edulis

Ostrea edulis

This marine species lives on the seabed, on the coasts of the northern Adriatic Sea. They are able to live anchored to the rocks at a depth of 40 metres, or resting on the mud. They generally ...

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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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Squid

Squid

The squid or "Todarodes Sagittus" belongs to the Ommastrephidae family. Its natural habitat is a deep and sandy seabed. Their main fishing technique is a boat with an apparatus called a ...

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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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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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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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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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