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Sexing and reproductive habits of abalone with a special emphasis on Omani abalone

Abalones are dioecious (separate male and female sex) as abalones develop their eggs and sperm in gonads located under the soft skin visible between the foot and the shell. There is no sexual dimorphism of the shell structure and so the sexing of abalone cannot be done based on the external differentiation and is only …

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