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Haliotis midae   Linnaeus, 1758

perlemoen abalone
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Classification
Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Haliotidae
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Main reference
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
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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, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 32°S - 35°S, 18°E - 30°E (Ref. 81186)

Distribution
Southeast Atlantic: South Africa.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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
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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