Haliotis rubra Leach, 1814
Blacklip abalone
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Family:  Haliotidae (abalones)
Max. size:  20 cm SHW (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Endemic to Australia, from Fremantle, Western Australia to Angourie, New South Wales and south to Blubber Head, Tasmania.
Biology:  Adults live on rocky surfaces, hidden in crevices, caves, fissures or vertical rock faces (Ref. 93239). Frequent in estuaries, in natural beds on a shingle and mud bank (Ref. 63218).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 15.02.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 01.03.17

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