family Haliotidae


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Noun1.family 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).
California abalones, family Haliotidae. Sacramento (CA): The Resources Agency of California, Department of Fish and Game.
Members of the family Haliotidae exist in most tropical and temperate oceans, particularly in the shallow subtidal zone.

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