Abalone (Haliotis (Haliotis) discus hannai)

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    Size approx 10cm.

    Superdomain: Neomura
    Domain: Eukaryota
    (unranked): Opisthokonta
    (unranked) Holozoa
    (unranked) Filozoa
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
    (unranked): Bilateria
    (unranked): Protostomia
    Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Subphylum: Conchifera
    Class: Gastropoda
    Subclass: Vetigastropoda
    Order: Lepetellida
    Superfamily: Haliotoidea
    Family: Haliotidae
    Genus: Haliotis
    Subgenus: Haliotis
    Species: H. discus
    Subspecies: H. D. hannai

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    1. Danny Beath 82 months ago | reply

      abalones on sand? they are found on rock substrates like limpits surely?

      lovely shot though

    2. shadowshador 82 months ago | reply

      But a dead one would be found on the sand at the beach as the ones here are just the shells of the abalones.

    3. zxgirl 82 months ago | reply

      Wow, those are beautiful ones.

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