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Haliotis midae   Linnaeus, 1758

perlemoen abalone

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Haliotidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 81186)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 32°S - 35°S, 18°E - 30°E (Ref. 81186)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Atlantic: South Africa.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is one of 5 Haliotis species endemic to South Africa. It is the largest and most abundant of the abalone species in this country. Found on rocky reefs between the intertidal and subtidal zones up to a depth of 10 m (Ref. 81186). Broadcast spawner. No mating behavior. Spawning is initiated by the release of sperm cloud stimulating the females to release their eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into trocophore larva moving actively in the water column and shortly after develops into veliger larvae, followed by substrate settlement and metamorphosis. Also Refs. 81186, 105512, 105513 (Ref. 105511). Peak spawning observed between April and June (Ref. 105514).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (15 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High