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Abalone, top shell, conch, snail...

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Abalone, top shell, conch, snail...

grocerytrekker | Mar 7, 2007 08:48 PM

Scientific classification of

Abalone:
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Archeogastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda

Top Shell:
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Archaeogastropoda

Conch:
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda

Snail:
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Orthogastropoda

They don't cost the same, of course. Thanks to Fat Duck restaurant et al, snail porridge has become, arguably, a common sighting, in addition to the French version. Chinese restaurants have favored abalone since time immemorial, fresh or dried, and awabi is a Japanese sashimi favorite. Caribbean people love their fresh conch, and every Korean supermarket carries canned bai top shells.

Which is your favorite, and how do you like your gastropod?

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