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Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Seafood | Shellfish

Living specimen of the conch Busycon carica out of water at Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Conchs are mollusks that are related to the snail. They thrive in warm salt water, and tend to be found in tropical areas. Conch meat is also called "scungilli".

Conch meat is eaten either raw, as in a salad, or cooked, as in fritters or jumbo. Conch is an important part of many Caribbean cuisines.