Abalone


ABALONE is a marine creature belonging to the class Gastropoda of the phylum Mollusca (see MOLLUSC). Abalone may be found intertidally in BC, but generally inhabit subtidal waters along rocky coasts to depths of 10 m, where they fasten to submerged rocks with a muscular "foot." Abalones are herbivores. Like most molluscs, the abalone has a radula, or rasplike "tongue," with which it scrapes algae and other plant material from rocks. Of the more than 70 species on earth, only oneā€”the world's...

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