Species catalogue

Clam

Order Veneroida
Family Veneridae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Solid shell, oval and with symmetrical valves, with 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. Very variable color, generally brown or gray, profusely decorated with dark zig-zag lines and white spots; some "albino" individuals with a brown vein; light yellow interior. Up to 4 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
VNA
Specie
Venerupis aurea
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
International denominations
China 金毯蛤仔
France Clovisse
Italy Vongola o Longone
Portugal Amêijoa-cão
United Kingdom Clam
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Dregdes

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