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Haliotidae 2 species (13 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Vetigastropoda 
   Order       : Lepetellida 
    Superfamily : Haliotoidea 
     Family      : Haliotidae 
    

Common name : abalones

Aspect : Iridescent shell resembling a large bivalve valve, but with a flattened spiral winding. Last important turn with a series of open perforations on the most recent part of the shell. No seal.

Feeding : herbivore (green algae)

Environment : Mediterranean Sea, Southwest Pacific, California and South Africa. Shallow waters

Haliotis rufescens Swainson, 1822

Haliotis rufescens

Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus, 1758

Haliotis tuberculata : (Brittany)

Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus, 1758

Haliotis tuberculata : (Côte d'Azur)
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