Chamelea gallina/Vongola lupino
Chamelea gallina is a species of small saltwater clam, a marine bivalve in the family Veneridae, the venus clams. This species is used for food. In 1995 the total recorded catch was 42,000 tons with the largest catches being taken by Italy and Turkey. The shells are mostly caught with dredges but some bottom trawling is done and some aquaculture takes place in Italy.