Pullet carpet shell

Order: 
Veneroida
Family: 
Veneridae

Marine bivalve mollusc. More oval than Striped venus (Chamelea gallina) and more convex. The outer shell is thin, with concentric lines crossed by radial lines. Gray cream color externally, with darker colored bands. Siphons adhered all along, this characteristic distinguishes this species from Grooved carpetshell (Ruditapes decussatus). It can measure up to 8 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Getupfte Teppichmuschel
France: 
Palourde rouge
Italy: 
Vongola
Portugal: 
Amêijoa macha
UK: 
Pullet carpet shell
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
CTS
Scientific name: 
Venerupis pullastra
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
Global production (Tons): 
2244,6
Fishing seasons: 
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP