Abalone is a primitive marine shellfish, a single-shelled mollusk, with only half of the shell, the shell is thick, flat and wide. Abalone is a traditional Chinese precious ingredient , the first of the four great flavors. Abalone, has nothing to do with fish, but is related to snails and the like. According to textual research: Shield fish is called abalone because Uncle Abalone loves to eat it. It is shaped like a human ear.