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Cleaning whelks
Cleaning whelks
Published: 2013/12/09
Channel: Alan Bergo
백골뱅이 먹방~!! 리얼사운드 social eating Mukbang(Eating Show)
백골뱅이 먹방~!! 리얼사운드 social eating Mukbang(Eating Show)
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: BJ 떵개떵
whelk eats clam
whelk eats clam
Published: 2011/04/20
Channel: ProVitaPax Marine Research Association
Whelk tries to eat a Flameshell mollusc, which swims away
Whelk tries to eat a Flameshell mollusc, which swims away
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: underwaterpics
Rapa Whelk in action
Rapa Whelk in action
Published: 2011/06/15
Channel: DoriguzziNow
A Lightning Whelk Laying Eggs
A Lightning Whelk Laying Eggs
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: Jonathan Ringdahl
cleaning a whelk
cleaning a whelk
Published: 2009/02/21
Channel: sellsfish
Deadmau5 - Whelk Then
Deadmau5 - Whelk Then
Published: 2016/12/02
Channel: mau5trap
whelk fishing
whelk fishing
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: aldis belinskis
Cracking the Whelk Egg Case!! || Island Adventure Vlog
Cracking the Whelk Egg Case!! || Island Adventure Vlog
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Seri! Pixel Biologist!
Whelk Fishing
Whelk Fishing
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: gunnermolly
[New] Amazing Cooking Style - Crab & Whelk Recipes - Best Fried Crab & Whelk In My Village #42
[New] Amazing Cooking Style - Crab & Whelk Recipes - Best Fried Crab & Whelk In My Village #42
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Patricia R. Bates
Whelk Seashells on Shell Island -St Pete Beach
Whelk Seashells on Shell Island -St Pete Beach
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: i Love Shelling
Mollusk coming out of the shell - Channeled whelk
Mollusk coming out of the shell - Channeled whelk
Published: 2010/01/27
Channel: Matt Crouch
Feeding the channeled Whelk.
Feeding the channeled Whelk.
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: Dave96z34v2
매콤새콤 골뱅이무침 만들기 / How to make Spicy whelk with noodles
매콤새콤 골뱅이무침 만들기 / How to make Spicy whelk with noodles
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: 꽁쿡 kkongcook
SeaTalk - Whelks
SeaTalk - Whelks
Published: 2011/08/10
Channel: DESeaGrant
Whelk Eating
Whelk Eating
Published: 2013/10/18
Channel: James Masterton
Hail Draining Whelk! #2 │ Magic The Gathering │ ProJared Plays!
Hail Draining Whelk! #2 │ Magic The Gathering │ ProJared Plays!
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: ProJared Plays!
The exciting life of a whelk pot
The exciting life of a whelk pot
Published: 2013/06/16
Channel: hwscientificdivers
Amazing Cooking Styles - Beautiful Girl Grilled Fish, Crab, and Whelk - Best Cambodian Food #44
Amazing Cooking Styles - Beautiful Girl Grilled Fish, Crab, and Whelk - Best Cambodian Food #44
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: Jeysoo Channel
Deadmau5 - Whelk then
Deadmau5 - Whelk then
Published: 2016/07/03
Channel: ChilLAx
whelk fishing
whelk fishing
Published: 2011/08/27
Channel: hector hogan
How to Knit the Whelk Stitch (English Style)
How to Knit the Whelk Stitch (English Style)
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: New Stitch a Day: Knitting and Crochet Video Tutorials
Marge and the Funny Whelk Part 1
Marge and the Funny Whelk Part 1
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Tim Stoddard
Spicy whelks with noodles (Golbaengimuchim: 골뱅이무침)
Spicy whelks with noodles (Golbaengimuchim: 골뱅이무침)
Published: 2011/11/28
Channel: Maangchi
Whelk potting shooting the last string!
Whelk potting shooting the last string!
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: Malcolm GOSMAN
Whelk fishing
Whelk fishing
Published: 2015/03/18
Channel: Shaun Banks
CMP Whelk Turn-Key Processing Line (Continuous High-Pressure Steam Cooker)
CMP Whelk Turn-Key Processing Line (Continuous High-Pressure Steam Cooker)
Published: 2012/02/08
Channel: CMPEquipment
Whelk on the move
Whelk on the move
Published: 2008/11/03
Channel: Darryl Mayer
Mornings with Mindy....knobbed whelk egg case
Mornings with Mindy....knobbed whelk egg case
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Mindy H.
Whelk Boat   ***    Pathfinder  ***   Wexford   ***
Whelk Boat *** Pathfinder *** Wexford ***
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: mel7340
John Dowling Slide Banjo - Whelk Bone
John Dowling Slide Banjo - Whelk Bone
Published: 2014/02/04
Channel: John Dowling
[COOKAT] Spicy Whelk with Ramen Noodles
[COOKAT] Spicy Whelk with Ramen Noodles
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: COOKAT
shooting whelk gear back on hot shot
shooting whelk gear back on hot shot
Published: 2015/03/01
Channel: James Craig
Evan Centopani and Chef Bill Taibe at The Whelk
Evan Centopani and Chef Bill Taibe at The Whelk
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Evan Centopani
Channeled Whelk egg case part 1
Channeled Whelk egg case part 1
Published: 2007/03/26
Channel: dlindeman
Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Lightning Whelk
Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) Lightning Whelk
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: Chin Frank
John Dowling playing a
John Dowling playing a 'Cornish Banjo Company' Banjo - Whelk Bone
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Cornish Banjo Company
Lightning Whelk in Everglades National Park
Lightning Whelk in Everglades National Park
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: Jonathan Ringdahl
Buccinum undatum / Wellhornschnecke / Common Whelk
Buccinum undatum / Wellhornschnecke / Common Whelk
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: Frau-Doktor
Final Fantasy VI - Whelk Boss 1
Final Fantasy VI - Whelk Boss 1
Published: 2007/12/09
Channel: Valientlink
Whelk feeding
Whelk feeding
Published: 2007/10/19
Channel: GirlScientist
Dangerous invasive species: Veined whelk (Rapana venosa) Рапана
Dangerous invasive species: Veined whelk (Rapana venosa) Рапана
Published: 2015/05/22
Channel: Александр Куракин
whelk fishing 2010
whelk fishing 2010
Published: 2011/03/20
Channel: gunnermolly
Whelk fishing in Wexford   *** Aurora  ***
Whelk fishing in Wexford *** Aurora ***
Published: 2014/09/13
Channel: mel7340
Whelk Egg Case
Whelk Egg Case
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Bob Fuqua
Invalids - Strengths - 05 Whelk
Invalids - Strengths - 05 Whelk
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: Pete Davis
How did these eggs get up here? | Common Whelk eggcase
How did these eggs get up here? | Common Whelk eggcase
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Ranger Ben
Whelk Boat [Aurora 2] 2007 landing their catch of whelks
Whelk Boat [Aurora 2] 2007 landing their catch of whelks
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: mel7340
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Several different species of large whelks in the family Buccinidae on sale at a fish market in Japan.

Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail,[1] many of which have historically been used, or are still used, by humans and other animals for food. They were also used in antiquity to make a rich red dye that actually improves in colour as it ages.[2]

Although a number of whelks are relatively large and are in the family Buccinidae (the true whelks), the word whelk is also applied to some other marine gastropod mollusc species within several families of sea snails that are not very closely related.

True whelks are carnivorous, feeding on worms, crustaceans, mussels and other molluscs, drilling holes through shells to gain access to the soft tissues. Whelks use chemoreceptors to locate their prey. [3]

Usage[edit]

The common name "whelk" is also spelled welk or even wilk.

The species, genera and families referred to by this common name vary a great deal from one geographic area to another.

There are 137 calories in 100g from 24g of protein 0.34g of fat and 8g of carbs in average Whelk.[4]

USA[edit]

In the United States, whelk refers to several large edible species in the genera Busycon and Busycotypus, which are now classified in the family Buccinidae. These are sometimes called Busycon whelks.

In addition, the unrelated invasive murex Rapana venosa is referred to as the Veined rapa whelk or Asian rapa whelk in the family Muricidae.

British Isles, Belgium, Netherlands[edit]

In the British Isles, Belgium and the Netherlands, the word is used for a number of species in the family Buccinidae, especially Buccinum undatum, an edible European and Northern Atlantic species.

In the British Isles, the common name "dog whelk" is used for Nucella lapillus (family Muricidae) and for Nassarius species (family Nassariidae).

Scotland[edit]

In Scotland, the word "whelk" is also used to mean the periwinkle (Littorina littorea), family Littorinidae.[5]

West Indies[edit]

In the English-speaking islands of the West Indies, the word whelks or wilks (this word is both singular and plural) is applied to a large edible top shell, Cittarium pica, also known as the magpie or West Indian top shell, family Trochidae.

Asia[edit]

Skewered whelks from Japan.

In Japan, whelks are frequently used in sashimi and sushi. In Vietnam, they are served in a dish called Bún ốc - vermicelli with sea snails.

In Korea, whelks are served with chili sauce in a salad with cold noodles. It is called ""Gol Baeng-ee Mu-Chim"(골뱅이 무침). Koreans often eat it as a kind of side dish when they drink alcohol and it has been a very popular side dish with alcohol for many generations.

Australia, New Zealand[edit]

In Australia and New Zealand, species of the genus Cabestana (family Ranellidae) are called predatory whelks, and species of Penion (family Buccinidae) are called siphon whelks.

Some common examples[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Conch, another common name used for a wide variety of large sea snails or their shells

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Identify This...Conchs and Whelks - Reefland.com". www.reefland.com. 
  2. ^ Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England by Saint the Venerable Bede (Book 1, Chapter 1). 
  3. ^ "Snails and Slugs (Gastropoda)". www.molluscs.at. 
  4. ^ "Nutrition and Calories in Whelk". recipeofhealth.com. 
  5. ^ Multilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products, prepared by the OECD, Paris, second edition, 1978

External links[edit]

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