Haliotis gigantea

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Haliotis gigantea
Haliotis gigantea 001.jpg
Drawing of the inside of a shell of Haliotis gigantea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. gigantea
Binomial name
Haliotis gigantea
Gmelin, 1791
  • Haliotis gigas Röding, 1798
  • Haliotis sieboldii Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis tubifera Lamarck, 1822

Haliotis gigantea is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones. It is known as Siebold's Abalone, after Philipp Franz von Siebold.[1] [2]


The size of the shell varies between 80 mm and 200 mm.


H. gigantea is endemic to the waters off Japan[3] and Korea.[4] and Korea.


  1. ^ "“Siebold's abalone (Nordotis gigantea), disk abalone (Nrodotis discus), and red sea cucumber (Holothroidea) in Fukuoka Prefecture”". JST: Science Links Japan. 2009. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2012). Haliotis gigantea Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=367891 on 2013-02-06
  3. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 22.
  4. ^ (Japanese) Uichida K. & Yamamoto T. (1942). "朝鮮近海に於けるアハビの分布 On the distribution of Haliotis species in the Korean waters". ヴヰナス The Venus 11(4): 119-125. abstract
  • 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. page(s): 93

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