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References used for species in the Family Veneridae
( venus clams )
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A.A.V.V., 1993 La valutazione delle risorse demersali dei mari italiani. Atti del seminario nazionale delle unitá operative italiane svoltosi presso l'Istituto di technologia della pesca e del pescatodi Mazara del Vallo. NTR-ITPP Special Publication 2, 1-246.
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