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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Grosse Teppichmuschel
France: 
Palourde
Italy: 
Vongola verace
Portugal: 
Amêijoa boa
UK: 
Grooved carpetshell
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
CTG
Scientific name: 
Ruditapes decussatus
Type: 
Molluscs
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
Global production (Tons): 
7340,23
Fishing seasons: 
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC