Warty Venus

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Spittlebugs are highly valued for their mild flavor and texture. Its flesh is tender and soft, and is used in the preparation of various dishes, from appetizers to main courses. They are usually cooked in their own water with a little salt and can be served alone or as part of a seafood salad.


Spiny lobsters, also known as freshwater cockles, are a small bivalve mollusk found in sandy and muddy bottoms. They are often used as bait for sport fishing.


They are characterized by an oval and elongated shell, with colors ranging from dark brown to light gray, with some spots and stripes on its surface. Although they can be found in various parts of the world, they are especially popular on the Galician coast and in the Algarve region of Portugal.

Medium size

2 to 4 cm


Bivalve mollusk

Scientific name

Venus verrucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
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