Haliotis pulcherrima

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Haliotis pulcherrima
Haliotis pulcherrima 001.jpg
View of a shell of Haliotis pulcherrima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. pulcherrima
Binomial name
Haliotis pulcherrima
Gmelin, 1791

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


Haliotis pulcherrima is commonly referred to the "Most Beautiful Abalone" (directly translated from Latin). Its shell size ranges from 18–40 mm. This Abalone's shell is iridescent and creamy-white on the inside. It can be found mainly in East Polynesia. It is edible as with most abalones.[2]


It is found in East Polynesia.


  1. ^ Haliotis pulcherrima Gmelin, 1791.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Haliotis (Haliotis) pulcherrima". Retrieved 2011-12-23. 

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