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Haliotis rufescens   Swainson, 1822

red abalone
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Classification
Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Haliotidae
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Main reference
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)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 26.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95344)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 24 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 8°C - 18°C (Ref. 106839); 43°N - 27°N, 125°W - 114°W (Ref. 106839)

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: from Oregon, USA to Bahia Tortugas, Mexico. Introduced in the northeast Atlantic, southeast and western Pacific, Hawaii, and South Africa. Subtropical to temperate.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It moves across sand and gravel bottoms, from low intertidal to 24 meters in depth (Ref. 865). Predominantly found in or in near rocky macroalgal substrata (Ref. 106839). Feeds on algae (Ref. 105211). Broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833). Spawning occurs in spring and early summer (Ref. 99657).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high