What is the English name of sea snails sold in Vietnam that the Vietnamese labelled as Ốc bông & Ốc tỏi (Vietnamese)? enter image description here

Ốc bông

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Ốc tỏi

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    What are you asking for? You say whether a plant or animal is edible, but then ask for a translation.
    – GdD
    Jun 12, 2019 at 8:55
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    It is very possible that there is no common English name for something if it isn't familiar to people outside of Vietnam. What is more likely is that there is a Latin scientific name for it, and it may be easier to find an English name starting from the Latin rather than the Vietnamese.
    – Spagirl
    Jun 12, 2019 at 14:45
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    I got a better answer for Ốc tỏi.
    – Jan
    Jun 13, 2019 at 8:42

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Ốc bông = tiger moon snail (hotdeal.vn, Google images) or in Latin: Notocochlis tigrina (Wikipedia)

Ốc tỏi = Japanese bonnet snail (Facebook, Wild Fact Sheets, images, more images) or in Latin: Semicassis bisulcata (Wikipedia). Ốc tỏi is sometimes refered to as "garlic snail" (Hong Hai, Cooky), but this is obviously different from garlic glass snail, which is a land snail (Wikipedia).

Here on Facebook are Vietnamese/English translations for more than 100 types of seafood, including Ốc bông and Ốc tỏi.

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