Mollusks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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