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Wedge clam

Order Veneroida
Family Donacidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Solid shell, with elongated and almost symmetrical valves, whose posterior edge is truncated. Smooth outer surface. Inner border of valves slightly toothed. Variable color, generally brown, yellow or grey, decorated with darker concentric and radial bands; inside is white dyed with violet. It can measure up to 4 cm.

FAO code
Donax trunculus
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
jan feb mar apr nov dec
International denominations
Germany Mittelmeer-Dreiecksmuschel
China 截形斧蛤
France Haricot de mer
Italy Tellina
Portugal Cadelinha
United Kingdom Wedge clam
Japan Fujinohanagai
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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