Haliotis discus

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Haliotis discus
Haliotis discus.jpg
Dorsal view of a shell of H. discus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. discus
Binomial name
Haliotis discus
Reeve, 1846

Haliotis discus, commonly called disk abalone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[1]



H. discus is endemic to the waters off Japan and eastern Asia.[2]


  1. ^ Haliotis discus Reeve, 1846.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 18.

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