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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/61/S25.077

CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME MOLLUSKS AND MUSSELS FROM BLACK SEA AND THE IMPORTANCE FOR NUTRITION

R. Sirbu, E. Cadar, C.L. Erimia
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-12-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 61, 585-592 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/61/S25.077

ABSTRACT

An marinegastropod mollusk or whelk is well-known Rapana venosa with the common name the veined rapa whelk or Asian rapa whelk. It is a species of large predatory sea snail, in the family Muricidae, the rock shells. This large sea snail has become an invasive species in many different localities around the world. In the area of the Romanian seaside is also found Rapana venosa. Bivalvia is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have laterally compressed bodies enclosed by a shell consisting of two hinged parts. Most species of the family live in usually numerous colonies, creating genuine banks at varying depths. In general, they live free or they are set in rocks through byssus. The high content of nutritious biochemical compounds (proteins, sugars, and lipids), to which one can add the presence of vitamins and amino acids, outlines the high nutritious value of midia from the Romanian coast of the Black Sea, but also the possibility of using them for extracting active principles with medical uses.

Keywords: bivalvia family, nutritional compounds, marine waters.