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.

International Designations

France: 
Clovisse
Italy: 
Vongola o Longone
Portugal: 
Amêijoa-cão
UK: 
Clam
China: 
金毯蛤仔
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
VNA
Scientific name: 
Venerupis aurea
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
0,89