Haliotis ovina

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Haliotis ovina
Haliotis ovina 002.jpg
several views of a shell of Haliotis ovina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. ovina
Binomial name
Haliotis ovina
Gmelin, 1791

Haliotis caelata Röding, 1798
Haliotis latilabris Philippi, 1848

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


Subspecies of Haliotis ovina include:

  • Haliotis ovina ovina Gmelin, 1791[1]
  • Haliotis ovina volcanius Patamakanthin & Eng, 2007[1]
  • Haliotis ovina f. patamakanthini Dekker, Regter, & Gras, 2001:[1] synonym of Haliotis ovina ovina



H. ovina is endemic to the waters of the western Pacific Ocean[2] and Thailand[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Haliotis ovina Gmelin, 1791.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 18.
  3. ^ Singhakaew S., Seehabutr V., Kruatrachue M., Sretarugsa P. & Romratanapun S. (2003). "Ultrastructure of male germ cells in the testes of abalone, Haliotis ovina Gmelin". Molluscan Research 23(2): 109-121. doi:10.1071/MR02016, PDF.
  • 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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