Latin name

Rapana Venosa / Rapana Thomasiana

Place of origin

Black sea

Topshell meat sizes

LL | L | M | S | SS | SSS

Minimum order

1×20″ FCL = 11,000 kg

Black Sea Topshell

The Black Sea topshell is known by several synonymous taxonomic names – Rapana thomasiana (Crosse, 1861); Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1864); Rapana bezoar (Linnaeus, 1758); Rapana pontica (Nordsieck, 1969). Its common names are Veined rapa whelk, Asian rapa whelk, Rapa whelk, Thomas’s whelk, Rapana conch. This whelk is popular for canning as Bai-Top Shell.