Abalone

Abalone

Abalone shells are flat shells that have few whorls. (A whorl is one complete turn of the tube of the gastropod shell around its imaginary axis). The Abalone is a gastropod. (A gastropod is a mollusk with head bearing tentacles and eyes, a foot and a one-piece shell(sometimes no shell).

A mollusk is a soft bodied, legless animal that usually secretes a calculus shell The body whorl has small holes dotted over its body. This is where air is taken-in.

Abalones are found the world over, with the larger species in a more temperate water. Some of The abalone shells in our listings are known as a donkey's Ears. Donkey's Ears and disc shaped species are found in the Indo-Pacific region; ranging from the western Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.

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