This species is endemic to Australia, and is of one of the main species of abalone taken in South Australia and Tasmania Range is from Fremantle, Western Australia, to Angourie, New South Wales, and around Tasmania
It is called the blacklip abalone because the edge of the foot is black.
Haliotis rubra with a kelp anchored on the shell
Haliotis rubra showing the characteristic black edge of the foot
Haliotis rubra frequently choose to shelter in fairly tight crevices
Two specimens of Haliotis rubra visible through a gap between two boulders