Haliotis jacnensis

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Haliotis jacnensis
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Haliotis jacnensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. jacnensis
Binomial name
Haliotis jacnensis
Reeve, 1846 [1]

Haliotis jacnensis, common name : the Jacna abalone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[2]

  • Haliotis jacnensis jacnensis Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis jacnensis kershawi Owen, 2012


The shell size varies between 7 mm and 25 mm. The oblong-ovate shell is spirally peculiarly rudely ridged. The ridges are very irregular and rather scaly, somewhat smooth next the perforations which are slightly tubiferous and distant. The coloration is reddish-orange. The interior surface is silvery. This is a very characteristic species, to which there is little or no approximation in any other.[3]

view of the shell from below


This species is distributed in the Western Pacific Ocean.


  • 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. [29 February 2012] page(s): 53

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