Mollusks

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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 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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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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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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