Haliotis varia

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Haliotis varia
Haliotis varia 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Haliotis varia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. varia
Binomial name
Haliotis varia
Linnaeus, 1758[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Haliotis astricta Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis concinna Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis dohrniana Dunker, 1863
  • Haliotis dringii Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis gemma Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis granulata Röding, 1798
  • Haliotis papulata Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis pustulifera Pilsbry, 1890
  • Haliotis semistriata Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis viridis Reeve, 1846
  • Sanhaliotis aliena Iredale, 1929
Shell of Haliotis varia

Haliotis varia, common name the variable abalone or the common ear shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[2][3][4]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 22 mm and 70 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs in the Red Sea and in the Indo-West Pacific, off Tanzania, Mauritius and in the Mascarene Basin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Haliotis varia Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207654 on 2013-02-02
  3. ^ Geiger D.L. & Poppe G.T. (2000). A Conchological Iconography: The family Haliotidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany. 135pp 83pls.
  4. ^ Geiger D.L. & Owen B. (2012) Abalone: Worldwide Haliotidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. viii + 361 pp. (29 February 2012)

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