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Agihis or Batitis? What Shell is This?

Agihis or Batitis? What Shell is This?

Aquaculture
If you speak Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and are from Negros Occidental, you might hear of the term Batitis in the wet market. This Batitis is usually bottled and fermented. They are typically found inside lapad bottled (lipid in Ilonggo) and sold together with other fermented and salted seafood like sisi (rock oysters) and brown mussels (tahong in Ilonggo). Tahong in Ilonggo is different from green shells, which are green mussels. What is Batitis? Batisis is not popular in Tagalog-speaking regions and other parts of the Philippines outside Western Visayas. It may be prevalent in other parts of the country, but to my knowledge, I am not aware of any other names, as online resources are limited. Even in Negros Occidental, not many people know what Batitis look like when they are not insid...