Shellfish is a colloquial and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates. Its also used as food including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Here are some of its products; Red king crab (Paralitodes camtschaticus), Canadian lobster (Homarus americanus), Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio), Dungeness Crab, King Crab Legs, King Crab Clusters, Canadian lobster Tails, Frozen Scallops Meat just to name a few.
Shellfish allergies are the most common food allergies in adults and among the most common food allergies in children. Marine animals in the category include crustaceans and mollusks, such as shrimp, crab, lobster, squid, oysters, scallops and others. Some people with the allergy react to all shell products; others react to only certain kinds. There is actually THREE categories of shellfish; Crustaceans, Mollusks, and Cephalopods.
More so, Molluscs used as a food source by humans include many species of clams, mussels, oysters, winkles, and scallops. Some crustaceans that are commonly eaten are shrimp, lobsters, crayfish, crabs and barnacles.
Are scallops shellfish.?
Despite the name, they are not fish. Most shell products are low on the food chain and eat a diet composed primarily of phytoplankton and zooplankton. However, Many varieties of shellfish, and crustaceans in particular, are actually closely related to insects and arachnids; crustaceans make up one of the main subphyla of the phylum Arthropoda. Molluscs include cephalopods (squids, octopuses, cuttlefish) and bivalves (clams, oysters), as well as gastropods (aquatic species such as whelks and winkles; land species such as snails and slugs).