Queen scallop

Queen scallop

The queen scallop is a mollusc which is very common in the upper Adriatic area. Scientific classification: Chlamys varia.

The queen scallop lives at depths of around 12 to 30 metres and is fished by trawling, using toothed fishing equipment or mollusc dredges. The seabeds where they live are generally sand bottoms. This mollusc is fished in all seasons of the year.

Nutritional properties
This mollusc is rich in proteins and vitamins A and E, and is particularly recommended for anyone following a low calorie diet, as it is low in fat and cholesterol.

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