Staircase or ridged ear abalone

Abalone shells have a shallow, open spiral. The snail has just one shell, like a limpet, rather than two like a clam. Around the edge of the shell are several open respiratory pores. The flesh of abalones is widely considered to be a delicacy by many.

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staircase or ridged ear abalone
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mollusc: shell
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HALIOTIDAE: Haliotis scalaris: staircase or ridged ear abalone