Clams are one of the most valuable and well-known bivalve molluscs of the Mediterranean, widespread in almost all sandy coasts.
However, we should not confuse the decussed Tapes – ours – with the Philippinarum, more widespread today in the markets and less tasty and expensive.
The difference between the two species is recognizable by the color of the shell and, above all, by the color of the white flesh (yellowish the Filipina) and the characteristic two long siphons (cornets) that emerge as soon as they are put into the water. hand, as collection with turboshaft dredges is prohibited. The process of obtaining a Collective Mark which distinguishes it, with its Production Regulations and ISO 22005 certification is in progress for this product.