Warty venus or venus shells

Venus verrucosa

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Shell length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the East Atlantic from Norway to the west coast of Africa, including off-lying islands. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Found partly buried in sand and gravel substrata. It is most commonly found from the low intertidal region down to depths of about 100 m. They are filter feeding species.

FISHERIES

Caught mainly in fisheries using bottom gears such as dredges.

DID YOU KNOW

These species have thick sculptured shells and the capacity to burrow into the sand to defend itself from predators.