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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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