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Family: Haliotidae abalones (See list of species below)

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46 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Haliotis asinina
[donkey's ear abalone]
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Haliotis aurantium
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Haliotis australis
[Australian abalone]


Haliotis clathrata
[lovely abalone]
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Haliotis corrugata
[pink abalone]
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Haliotis cracherodii
[black abalone]
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Haliotis crebrisculpta
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Haliotis cyclobates
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Haliotis discus
[Japanese abalone]


Haliotis diversicolor
[varicoloured abalone]
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Haliotis dohrniana
[dohrn's abalone]
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Haliotis fatui
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Haliotis fulgens
[green abalone]


Haliotis gigantea
[giant abalone]


Haliotis glabra
[glistening abalone]
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Haliotis iris
[black paua]
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Haliotis jacnensis
[jacna abalone]
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Haliotis kamtschatkana
[pinto abalone]
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Haliotis laevigata
[greenlip abalone]
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Haliotis mariae
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Haliotis marmorata
[]
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Haliotis midae
[perlemoen abalone]
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Haliotis mykonosensis
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Haliotis neglecta
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Haliotis ovina
[oval abalone]
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Haliotis parva
[spiral-ridged siffie]


Haliotis planata
[planate abalone]
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Haliotis pourtalesii
[pourtales abalone]
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Haliotis pulcherrima
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Haliotis pustulata
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Haliotis queketti
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Haliotis roei
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Haliotis rubra
[blacklip abalone]
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Haliotis rufescens
[red abalone]
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Haliotis scalaris
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Haliotis sorenseni
[white abalone]
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Haliotis spadicea
[venus ear]
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Haliotis speciosa
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Haliotis squamosa
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Haliotis stomatiaeformis
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Haliotis thailandis
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Haliotis tuberculata
[tuberculate abalone]


Haliotis unilateralis
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Haliotis varia
[variable abalone]


Haliotis virginea
[white foot paua]
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Haliotis walallensis
[flat abalone]
46 Species of Family Haliotidae
(abalones)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Haliotis asinina donkey's ear abalone Indo-West Pacific. 12 SHL
Haliotis aurantium Western Atlantic. 1.5 DL
Haliotis australis Australian abalone Southwest Pacific
Haliotis clathrata lovely abalone Western Central Pacific
Haliotis corrugata pink abalone Eastern Pacific 25 TL
Haliotis cracherodii black abalone Eastern Pacific 29 SHW
Haliotis crebrisculpta Western Central Pacific
Haliotis cyclobates Eastern Indian Ocean
Haliotis discus Japanese abalone Northwest Pacific
Haliotis diversicolor varicoloured abalone Northwest Pacific
Haliotis dohrniana dohrn's abalone Indo-West Pacific
Haliotis fatui Western Central Pacific
Haliotis fulgens green abalone Eastern Pacific 25 SHL
Haliotis gigantea giant abalone Northwest Pacific 30 SL
Haliotis glabra glistening abalone Western Central Pacific 5 SHL
Haliotis iris black paua Southwest Pacific
Haliotis jacnensis jacna abalone Western Central Pacific
Haliotis kamtschatkana pinto abalone Northeast Pacific 17.5 SHL
Haliotis laevigata greenlip abalone Eastern Indian Ocean.
Haliotis mariae Western Indian Ocean
Haliotis marmorata Eastern Atlantic
Haliotis midae perlemoen abalone Southeast Atlantic 25 SL
Haliotis mykonosensis Mediterranean.
Haliotis neglecta Mediterranean Sea
Haliotis ovina oval abalone Indo-West Pacific. 7 SHL
Haliotis parva spiral-ridged siffie Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Haliotis planata planate abalone Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SHL
Haliotis pourtalesii pourtales abalone Western Central Atlantic 3 DL
Haliotis pulcherrima Eastern Central Pacific
Haliotis pustulata Mediterranean Sea.
Haliotis queketti Southeast Atlantic and We
Haliotis roei Eastern Indian Ocean
Haliotis rubra blacklip abalone Indo-West Pacific 20 SHW
Haliotis rufescens red abalone Eastern Pacific 26 SHL
Haliotis scalaris Eastern Indian Ocean
Haliotis sorenseni white abalone Eastern Pacific 25 TL
Haliotis spadicea venus ear Southeast Atlantic
Haliotis speciosa Southeast Atlantic
Haliotis squamosa Western Indian Ocean
Haliotis stomatiaeformis Mediterranean Sea.
Haliotis thailandis Western Central Pacific
Haliotis tuberculata tuberculate abalone Eastern Atlantic and the 12.3 SHL
Haliotis unilateralis Western Indian Ocean
Haliotis varia variable abalone Indo-West Pacific. 8 SHL
Haliotis virginea white foot paua Southwest Pacific
Haliotis walallensis flat abalone Eastern Pacific 17.5 TL



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