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abalone

(ăbəlō`nē), popular name in the United States for a univalve gastropodgastropod,
member of the class Gastropoda, the largest and most successful class of mollusks (phylum Mollusca), containing over 35,000 living species and 15,000 fossil forms.
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 mollusk of the genus Haliotis, members of which are also called ear shells, or sea ears, as their shape resembles the human ear. The shell provides a rooflike covering for the abalone and is perforated by a row of holes on one side through which the animal respires. The iridescent mother-of-pearl shell lining is used to make buttons and other articles. Before protective legislation was enacted, much of the dried flesh and some shells were exported to Asia. Abalone are classified in the phylum MolluscaMollusca
, taxonomic name for the one of the largest phyla of invertebrate animals (Arthropoda is the largest) comprising more than 50,000 living mollusk species and about 35,000 fossil species dating back to the Cambrian period.
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, class Gastropoda, order Archeogastropoda, family Haliotidae.

abalone

[‚ab·ə′lō·nē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A gastropod mollusk composing the single genus Haliotis of the family Haliotidae. Also known as ear shell; ormer; paua.

abalone

any of various edible marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Haliotis, having an ear-shaped shell that is perforated with a row of respiratory holes. The shells are used for ornament or decoration
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Knowing the demand for abalone, Rassie and Renate Erasmus established Luderitz Abalone Farming in 2002.
Big Island Abalone Corporation was founded in 1997 and began selling abalone in 2001.
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Leaving the Dhofari capital of Salalah, we took the coastal road snaking eastwards to the town of Hadbeen, near which, right on the seashore, every year a large temporary camp is set up for two months, to accommodate the harvesters of abalone.