Haliotis australis

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Haliotis australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. australis
Binomial name
Haliotis australis
Gmelin, 1791
  • Haliotis aleata Röding, 1798
  • Haliotis costata Swainson, 1822
  • Haliotis rugosoplicata Reeve, 1846

Haliotis australis, common name the "queen paua", is a species of edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones. [1] It is endemic to New Zealand.[2]

Human use[edit]

Main article: Paua

Haliotis australis (also known as 'Queenies') and other two Haliotis species are known as "paua" in New Zealand and are used as a food source.

Freshly caught Queen Paua (Abalone) from New Zealand's South Island
The interior surface of Queen Paua (Abalone) from New Zealand's South Island, immediately after being de-fleshed and having the offal boiled from them


  1. ^ a b WoRMS : Haliotis australis; accessed : 5 October 2010
  2. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 22.
  • Geiger D.L. & Poppe G.T. (2000). A Conchological Iconography: The family Haliotidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany. 135pp 83pls.

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