Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Haliotis
Family: Haliotidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
midae
NOTES

Found on rocky shores in the intertidal zone and down to about 25 m. Feeds on large seaweeds and lives for up to 30 years. Up to 200 mm across.


AUTHORITY
Linnaeus, 1758
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A pinkish brown shell which has deep, irregular furrows on the surface and a row of 8-11 holes along one edge. The inside of the shell is nacreous with a brownish-red mark in the centre of the spiral
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Venus ear
Abalone
Perlemoen
Midas ear abalone
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
Food
A commercial fishery species which is often targeted by poachers
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Haliotis modesta
Haliotis capensis



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