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Haliotis varia   Linnaeus, 1758

variable abalone
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Classification
Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda | Haliotidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 100949)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Regularly collected for food and shellcraft in many countries of the Indo-West Pacific area (Ref. 349). Among rocks and under stones, in rocky shores. Also found in shallow subtidal depths. Sometimes very common (Ref. 349). Feeds on epilithic algae by grazing (Ref. 85382). Found in intertidal, on rocks (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

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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