Haliotis diversicolor

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Haliotis diversicolor
Haliotis diversicolor 01.jpg
Five views of a shell of Haliotis diversicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. diversicolor
Binomial name
Haliotis diversicolor
Reeve, 1846
Synonyms[1]
  • Haliotis aquatilis Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis gruneri Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis supertexta Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis tayloriana Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis (Haliotis) sepiculata Reeve, L.A., 1846

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

Subspecies[edit]

  • Haliotis diversicolor diversicolor Reeve, 1846[1]
  • Haliotis diversicolor squamata Reeve, 1846[1] the scaly Australian abalone - synonyms: Haliotis elevata G.B. Sowerby II, 1882; Haliotis funebris Reeve, 1846; Haliotis squamata Reeve, 1846

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 25 mm and 85 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in Japanese and Indonesian waters Bạch Long Vĩ, Cô Tô, Hạ Long Bay[2]

References[edit]

  • Geiger D.L. & Poppe G.T. (2000). A Conchological Iconography: The family Haliotidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany. 135pp 83pls.
  • Geiger D.L. & Owen B. (2012) Abalone: Worldwide Haliotidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. viii + 361 pp.

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