Mollusks

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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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Murex

Murex

The common murex is one of the most widespread fish species in the Mediterranean. Scientific description: Murex Brandaris Shallow areas, where it lives grouped in highly numerous colonies, ...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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