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Banded carpet shell

Order Veneroida
Family Veneridae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Solid shell, trapezoidal oval, with symmetrical valves and very thin and close concentric lines. Hinge with three teeth. Deep pallial sinus, without reaching the center of the valve. Edge of valves is smooth. Whitish or cream color, with different designs of bands or brown zig-zag, more or less dark. Whitish interior. Up to 5 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
VNR
Specie
Venerupis rhomboides
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug sep
International denominations
Germany Teppichmuschel
China 条带蛤仔
France Palourde rose
Italy Vongola o Longone
Portugal Amêijoa-vermelha
United Kingdom Banded carpet shell
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Dregdes

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