Mollusks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cockles

Cockles

Scientific description: Callista Chione It lives in sandy bottoms of the Adriatic Sea. Cockles are fished using a system called: with rake or blower tube. The fishing takes place at 4 or 5 miles ...

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Baby squid

Baby squid

It belongs to the Loliginidae family or to that of the cephalopods shellfish Scientific description: Alloteuthis Media It can be fished all year round, but autumn is the most prolific season. It ...

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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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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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