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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Teppichmuschel
France: 
Palourde rose
Italy: 
Vongola o Longone
Portugal: 
Amêijoa-vermelha
UK: 
Banded carpet shell
China: 
条带蛤仔
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
VNR
Scientific name: 
Venerupis rhomboides
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
452
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP