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Grooved carpetshell

Order Veneroida
Family Veneridae

Marine bivalve mollusc. An oblong shell, longer than high. Adorned by fine radial lines, which cut the transverse grooves, that are numerous, concentric and thin. Hinge with 3 teeth per valve. The color is yellowish, greenish or grey, with dark rays. It measures up to 8 cm.

FAO code
Ruditapes decussatus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Grosse Teppichmuschel
France Palourde
Italy Vongola verace
Portugal Amêijoa boa
United Kingdom Grooved carpetshell
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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