Haliotis discus

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Haliotis discus
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Haliotis discus discus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. discus
Binomial name
Haliotis discus
Reeve, 1846

Haliotis (Haliotis) discus discus Reeve, 1846

Haliotis discus, commonly called disk abalone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[1]

Haliotis discus hannai
  • Haliotis discus discus Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis discus hannai Ino, 1953 (sometimes wrongly identified as Haliotis kamtschatkana kamtschatkana Jonas, 1845, to which it is very similar)


The size of the shell varies between 100 mm and 150 mm. "This species is closely allied in all characters to Haliotis kamtschatkana but is more elongated than the typical Kamtschatkana. The interior surface has a peculiarly metallic luster, light bronze-green and coppery-red predominating." [2]


H. discus is endemic to the waters off Japan and eastern Asia.[3]


  1. ^ Haliotis discus Reeve, 1846.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ H.A. Pilsbry (1890) Manual of Conchology XII; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1890
  3. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 18.
  • Geiger D.L. & Owen B. (2012) Abalone: Worldwide Haliotidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. viii + 361 pp.

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