Overview

Distribution

An Indo-Pacific and Central Pacific Species.
  • Geiger, D.L. (1999). Distribution and biogeography of the recent Haliotidae (Gastropoda : Vetigastropoda) World-wide, Bollettino Malacologico, Roma, 35(5-12) - Società Italiana di Malacologica.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Haliotis crebrisculpta Sowerby, 1914
Catalog Number: USNM 341787
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): Sowerby & Fulton
Locality: New Caledonia, South Pacific Ocean
  • Syntype: Sowerby, G. B. 1914. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (series 8) 14: 478, pl. 19, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Haliotis tomricei Patamakanthin, 2002
Catalog Number: USNM 1008762
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: DRY
Locality: Cebu Island, Olango Island, Cebu, Philippines, North Pacific Ocean
Microhabitat: coral reef
Depth (m): 3 to 10
  • Paratype: Patamakanthin, S. 2002. Description of a small new Haliotis species from Olango Island, Philippines (Gastropoda, Haliotidae). Of Sea and Shore. 25 (1): 7-8.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 23 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 12 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -5 - 65
  Temperature range (°C): 23.159 - 28.496
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.071 - 0.732
  Salinity (PPS): 34.440 - 35.631
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.516 - 4.896
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.176
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 3.928

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -5 - 65

Temperature range (°C): 23.159 - 28.496

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.071 - 0.732

Salinity (PPS): 34.440 - 35.631

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.516 - 4.896

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.176

Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 3.928
 
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Wikipedia

Haliotis elegans

Haliotis elegans, common name the elegant abalone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 70 mm and 100 mm. "The elongated shell is rather narrow, subtruncate at its base, spirally densely and deeply sulcate. Its color pattern is ferruginous-buff, marbled and flamed with red. The inner surface is lightly grooved and brilliantly pearly. The spire is very short.

This beautiful and rare mollusk is distinguished as well by its long drawn out form as by the shining nacre, which shows furrows corresponding to the ribs of the outer surface. The outer surface is closely and deeply furrowed by rough, prominent spiral ribs. These are closely scaly, and often between two thicker ones there is a weaker lower riblet. A few folds in the direction of growth striae make the surface still rougher, and are also visible on the inside. The color is a dirty yellowish-brown, flamed and marbled with reddish-brown, especially in young individuals." [2]

Distribution[edit]

H. elegans is endemic to the waters off Western Australia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haliotis elegans Koch in Philippi, 1844.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ H.A. Pilsbry (1890) Manual of Conchology XII; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1890
  3. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 23.
  • Koch in Philippi, R.A. 1844. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien. Cassel : Theodor Fischer Vol. 1 pp. 77-204.
  • Geiger, D. L. 1998. Note on the identity of Haliotis clathrata Lichtenstein, 1794 (not Reeve, 1846). Molluscan Research 19: 157–159
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Haliotis clathrata

Haliotis clathrata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[1]

This species also occurs in a different form: Haliotis clathrata f. tomricei Patamakanthin, 2002

Contents

Description

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Indo-Pacific and Central Pacific Region:Aldabra, Chagos, Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles

References

  1. ^ a b Haliotis clathrata Reeve, 1846.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 October 2010.
  • Geiger D.L. & Poppe G.T. (2000). A Conchological Iconography: The family Haliotidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany. 135pp 83pls.
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