Haliotis rufescens Swainson, 1822
Red abalone
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Family:  Haliotidae (abalones)
Max. size:  26 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 24 m
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.
Biology:  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). Spawning occurs in spring and early summer (Ref. 99657).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Hilomen, Teresa - 10.04.14

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