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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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The family Haliotidae contains approximately 70 species and is widely distributed in oceans and seas surrounding Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and in the North Pacific (Abbott & Dance 1985).
The suitability of several introduced species of abalone (Gastropoda: Haliotidae) for land-based culture with pond grown seaweed in Israel.
Molist Garcia, "Ultrastructure and glycoconjugate pattern of the foot epithelium of the abalone Haliotis tuberculata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gastropoda, Haliotidae)," The Scientific World Journal, vol.
California abalones, family Haliotidae. Sacramento (CA): The Resources Agency of California, Department of Fish and Game.
Chitons and gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from the western Pacific islands.
So-called "pick-up" cruises by small vessels out of San Francisco going for various whale species in addition to gray whales, plus elephant seals, sea turtles (probably mainly Cheloniidae), and even abalone (family Haliotidae) were also common in the late 1850's and early 1860's (Mulford, 1869; Henderson, 1972:94-6; 1984:171).
Wilson (2002:10): "Nos EUA, a demanda de abalones (Haliotidae) na costa da California resultou num declinio das 4 especies de aguas rasas que sao pescadas comercialmente".
A particularly good documentation of this species-specific larval response is found among abalone (Haliotidae).
His analysis of the shell species indicated that lateral displacement of certain larger shells (notably Haliotidae) was probably the result of deliberate dumping of species away from the living area.
The spiral structure common in snail shells is flattened in abalone, earning them the family and genus name Haliotidae Haliotis, which means "sea ear."