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  1. A conch is a sea creature, a mollusk, and more specifically, a marine gastropod.
  2. Conch is what you find inside a sea shell.
  3. The conch is a major Hindu article of prayer, used as a trumpeting announcement of all sorts.
  4. The conch is classified in the phylum Mollusca, class Gastropoda, order Mesogastropoda. (Web site)
  5. Conch is a popular seafood in the Bahamas.


  1. Thus the conch lacks the creeping motion of most gastropods. (Web site)
  2. Summer is the peak season for fresh conch, which will most likely be available in Chinese or Italian markets or specialty fish stores. (Web site)
  3. The conch also has long snail-like eye stalks and eats along the ocean floor.
  4. An Adult conch has a thick flared lip that cannot be easily broken by hand.

Conch Shell

  1. The conch shell is a deep part of Hindu symbolic and religious tradition.
  2. Conch shells are sometimes used as decoration, as decorative planters, and in cameo making.
  3. In the UK conch shells are the ninth most seized import.
  4. An unusual conch shell is that of the spider conch, Lambis lambis, which has leglike projections. (Web site)
  5. While lacking the range capabilities and tonal quality of brass instruments, the conch shell is still an interesting instrument to play.


  1. All parts of the conch meat are edible.
  2. Conch meat is also often confused with "Scungilli", which is more accurately whelk meats.
  3. Queen conch meat is used mainly for consumption but is also used as fishing bait.
  4. A by-product of the meat trade are conch shells, which are used for jewelry or sold as curios. (Web site)

Lemon Juice

  1. In El Salvador, live conch is served in a cocktail of onion, tomato, cilantro, and lemon juice.
  2. Recipe using conch, onion, cucumbers, tomato, and lemon juice.
  3. Conch can be served uncooked in salads with lemon juice, deep fried, in stew, soups, chowder, or fritters.


  1. The true conch species within the genus Strombus vary in size from fairly small to very large.
  2. Six species live in the greater Caribbean region, including the Queen Conch, Strombus gigas, and the West Indian Fighting Conch, Strombus pugilis.
  3. True conches belong to the genus Strombus, under the Family Strombidae, but many other Gastropods have common names using conch. (Web site)

Queen Conch

  1. Several of the larger species such as Strombus gigas, the pink conch or queen conch, are economically important as food sources.
  2. Other names for the Queen Conch include pink conch, caracol reina, caracol rosa, caracol rosado, caracol de pala, cobo, botuto, guarura, and lambi.
  3. Queen conch biology, fisheries, and mariculture.
  4. Several of the larger species such as the pink conch or queen conch, are capable of producing a pink gem quality pearl.


  1. A Sankh shell (the shell of a Turbinella species in the gastropod family Turbinellidae) is often referred to in the West as a conch shell, or a chank shell.
  2. A " Conch " is also slang for a resident of Key West, Florida.
  3. Management Efforts The advent of scuba gear made conch harvesting easier, and by 1966, between 200,000 and 250,000 conchs per year were landed in Key West.


  1. These steaks are taken home, beaten with device such as a rolling pin, (to tenderize) then cubed for conch salad or conch fritters. (Web site)
  2. Although the conch may be served in many different ways the most popular are conch fritters, chowder, salad and cracked conch.
  3. Some of the most common uses are for conch fritters, conch chowder, conch steaks and marinated raw conch salad. (Web site)
  4. Conch's are gathered and eaten by the natives of the Caribbean and Florida as Conch salads, Conch burgers, Conch stew, Conch fritters, etc. (Web site)
  5. There are a number of uses for conch, ranging from thin raw slices in fresh salads to breaded and deep fried wedges.

Strombus Gigas

  1. The king conch, Strombus gigas, found in the warmer waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, has a shell 10 to 12 in. (Web site)
  2. In some countries, cleaned Queen Conch ( Strombus gigas) shells or polished fragments are sold, mainly to tourist s, as souvenir s or in jewelry.
  3. Berg, C. I976, Growth of the queen conch Strombus gigas, with a discussion of the practicality of its mariculture.
  4. Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) - Office of Protected Resources The queen conch is a large, marine, gastropod mollusk.


  1. Attempts to culture conch pearls, however, have been unsuccessful, although many efforts are underway. (Web site)
  2. Today, conch "pearls" are again enjoying a surge in popularity.
  3. This is especially true for the conch -pearl" and the melo melo -pearl," two types of gemstones that aren-t really pearls at all.

Spiral Shell

  1. Many species of conch, such as the Queen Conch, live on sandy bottoms among beds of sea grass in warm tropical waters.
  2. The Queen Conch is a gastropod, a soft-bodied invertebrate that is protected by a large, spiral shell.
  3. Queen conch are -right-handed.- Looking at the pointed crown, the spiral shell coils to the right.


  1. Similar in size and distribution is the queen conch, Cassis cameo. (Web site)
  2. Queen conch shell covered with algae growth. (Web site)
  3. Theile, S. (2001): Queen Conch fisheries and their management in the Caribbean. (Web site)
  4. The queen conch is a long-lived species, generally reaching 20-30 years old; however, the lifespan has been estimated as up to 40 years.
  5. Under the Convention in Trade on Endangered Species (CITES), queen conch is heavily restricted.


  1. Conversely, reproductive behavior has been commonly observed among conch in offshore aggregations (Glazer and Berg, 1994).
  2. However, the gonadal condition of the translocated nearshore conch improved, and these animals began spawning after three months offshore.


  1. The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the sea and often depicted conch shells in their art.
  2. The beautiful shell is also collected by people; the shell is also used for jewelry and for conch trumpets.


  1. The queen conch (pronounced -konk-) is found throughout the Caribbean, northward into the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Atlantic Ocean around Bermuda.
  2. A conch, pronounced in the U.S.A. as "konk" is one of a group of species of saltwater snail.

Pleuroploca Gigantea

  1. Still, it should be noted that many other gastropods have common names using conch, such as the Horse Conch ( Pleuroploca gigantea).
  2. The largest conch and also one of the largest univalves in the world is the horse conch, Pleuroploca gigantea, having a shell length of 24 in. (Web site)
  3. These other species include the crown conch Melongena species; the horse conch Pleuroploca gigantea; and the chank shell, Turbinella species.

Sea Snail

  1. The Persian horse conch, Pleuroploca persica, is a species of very large predatory sea snail with an operculum.
  2. The name conch however is often loosely applied in English-speaking countries to any very large sea snail shell which is pointed at both ends, i.e. (Web site)


  1. Conch 27 and 33 Fishing Boats - R & R Boatworks The Conch 27 is the ultimate sport fishing boat fished by professional anglers.
  2. Due to historical overfishing, the Queen conch is now protected in the Florida Keys, although the animal is fished in other parts of the Caribbean. (Web site)

Marine Snail

  1. In popular folklore, it is believed that if one holds an open conch shell (or any other large marine snail shell) to the ear, the ocean can be heard.
  2. The queen conch is a marine snail that grazes seagrass beds in shallow Caribbean waters.


  1. A notable characteristic of conch "pearls," but one that not all specimens display, is flaming, or chatoyancy.
  2. Tutor's tip: A "conch" (an edible mollusk notable for its spiral shaped shell) shell was used to give him that "conk" (a blow on the head) on the head. (Web site)


  1. This conch is similar in shape to the king and queen conchs but is much more slender and reaches a length of 20 in. (Web site)
  2. As the conch grows so does its shell, the shell is produced in a spiral manner until the conch reaches sexual maturity.


  1. The conch shell is said to be the musical instrument of mermaids and mermen.
  2. The god of Preservation, Vishnu, is said to hold a special conch, Panchajanya, that represents life, as it has come out of life-giving waters.
  3. In some Caribbean and African American cemeteries conch shells are placed on graves.
  4. In the Bahamas and Florida " Conch " is a slang term for people. (Web site)
  5. Despite its limited range, the conch shell possesses a haunting, mellow, resonate tone that no traditional brass instrument can mimic.


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