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Noun1.Haliotidae - abalones
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda - snails and slugs and their relatives
genus Haliotis, Haliotis - type genus of the family Haliotidae
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Stomatellidae, Scissurellidae, Pleurotomariidae, Haliotidae, Scutellinidae, Addisoniidae, Cocculinidae, Fissurellidae.
GASTROPODA (Class) ARCHAEOGASTROPODA (Order) Haliotidae Haliotis lamellosa Lamarck Fissurellidae Fissurella sp.
The spiral structure common in snail shells is flattened in abalone, earning them the family and genus name Haliotidae Haliotis, which means "sea ear.