Spiny dye-murex

Bolinus Brandaris

Spiny dye-murex

  • Scientific name: Bolinus Brandaris
  • Sales name: Murici spinosi

Gastropod mollusc with a robust shell equipped with spiny extensions and a swollen shape elongated at one end of the siphon. The Murex trunculus species, also commonly called murex, however, lacks this elongation. It has a large oval opening with a thin, serrated end. The external color varies from yellow to brown, the opening from yellow to orange, the body is brown, sometimes streaked with dark. The average size of the murex is around 6-8 cm. The Murex trunculus species is generally a little larger. It is a common species in the Mediterranean, especially in the Middle and Upper Adriatic.

Technical details
Origin caught in Italy; (Adriatic Sea)
Fishing season fishing is done all year round
Fishing gear trawl nets or pots
Packaging 0.5, 1, 3, 5 kg net
Storage temperature between +2° and +6° C for live and viable product.
Microbiological and Biotoxicological Values

Chemical parameters provided for by Reg. (EC) 1881/06

Lead 1.5 mg/kg fresh weight
Cadmium 1 mg/kg fresh weight
Mercury 0.5 mg/kg fresh weight

Biotoxicological parameters required by Reg. (EC) 853/04

PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poison) 800 µg/kg
ASP (Amnesic Shellfish Poison) 20 mg/kg of Domoic acid
Ac. Okadaico, dinophysis toxins and pectenotoxins 160 µg of Okadaic acid equivalents/kg
Yessotoxins 1 mg of Yessotoxins equivalents/kg
Azaspiracids 160 µg of Azaspiracid equivalents/kg

Microbiological parameters provided for by Reg. (EC) 2073/05:

E. coli n=5 c=1 m=230 MPN/100g M=700 MPN/100g
Salmonella absent in 25 g
Organoleptic Properties

Odour: characteristic marine
Appearance: regular
Colour: variable from yellow to brown
Meat: marine flavour

Nutritional Values (per 100 grams of product)*

Energy value: 135kcal
Proteins: 26 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fats: 1.2 g
*Data source INRAN (National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition)

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