Scungil - Busycotypus canaliculatus (Whelk)

Shellfish  <<  Scungil

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Scungil,  Busycotypus canaliculatus  (Whelk)


New England



Method of Capture:

Bycatch of Lobster Trapping

Sustainability Consideration:

This is a small cottage fishery primarily supplying Portuguese and Italian cooks of New York and New England.

Size Range:

1.5 to 3 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Mild, sweet and briny with a dense, chewy texture

Cooking Tips:

boil, then season for use in salads or sauce