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Venus Shell (Callista Chione)
A bivalve growing between 7-9cm, and inhabiting the waters between the Mediterranean and Southern parts of Britain.
They can be eaten raw, or used in any way you might use oysters. In France they are known as "verni" and interchangeable with carpet-shell"s. They are called "saverina" in Spain, and "concha fina" in Portugal, where they are also popular. See 'Carpet-Shell'