Mollusks

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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Mussel

Mussel

It is commonly called the mussel and belongs to the Mytilidae family. Scientific name: Mytilus Galloprovincialis Habitat They are bred in the sea or in lagoons. Nutritional properties Mussels ...

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