Haliotis sorenseni   Bartsch, 1940

white abalone
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Haliotidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 20 - 66 m (Ref. 101453), usually 43 - 60 m (Ref. 101453).  Subtropical; 34°N - 26°N, 121°W - 112°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: USA to Mexico. From Point Conception, California to Punta Abreojos in Baja California.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 9 - 13.4 cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865); max. reported age: 40 years (Ref. 105226)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Historically, found at depths between 25 and 30 m and reported to be formerly common in depths of 10 to 20 m (Ref. 101453). Minimum depth from Ref. 106850. Sedentary (Ref. 106850). Found in open low relief rock or boulder habitat surrounded by sand, often at the sand-rock interface (Ref. 101461). Also occurs in open, exposed deep-water reefs with kelp understory (Ref. 106850). Feeds on drift macroalgae and attached red algae (Ref. 101622). Broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833). Also Refs. 105220, 105232.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833). Also Refs. 105220, 105232.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high