Common edible cockle

Order: 
Veneroida
Family: 
Cardiidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Triangular and globose shape, with rounded perimeter and 2 striated valves dorsally united by a hinge and an elastic external or marginal ligament. Color is yellowish white on the outside and greyish on the inside. It measures up to 6 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Herzmuschel
France: 
Coque commune
Italy: 
Cuore edule
Portugal: 
Berbigão vulgar
UK: 
Common edible cockle
Japan: 
Tonigai
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Trawls
Dregdes
FAO code: 
COC
Scientific name: 
Cerastoderma edule
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
28171,67
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
OCT
NOV
DIC