Haliotidae Haliotis shells collected by L.H. Snyder on August 5, 1939 off of an island in what is now Kangwon province in North Korea. Haliotis specimens were first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. About 250 years later, some Haliotis species are now critically threatened with extinction.

Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology malacology collection. Photography by Diana Zlatanovski.
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