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Haliotis asinina   Linnaeus, 1758

donkey's ear 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

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 12.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)


Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 349)

Climate / Range


Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Actively collected in the Southeast Asian countries, for its shell and large fleshy animal (Ref. 349). Common, but not aggregating in dense populations. In life, the exceptionally large green mantle almost covers the shell, which is then devoid of encrusting marine growths, unlike those of the other species (Ref. 349). Very active at night (Ref. 799). Feeds on epilithic algae by grazing (Ref. 85382). Found in intertidal, on coral (Ref. 75835). Members of the order Patellogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)


CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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More information

Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high