Haliotis pourtalesii aurantium

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Haliotis pourtalesii aurantium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. pourtalesii
Subspecies: H. p. aurantium
Trinomial name
Haliotis pourtalesii aurantium
Simone, 1998[1]

Haliotis aurantium Simone, 1998 (original combination)

Haliotis pourtalesii aurantium is a subspecies of edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[2] This is a Western Atlantic species.


This species occurs off Brazil.


The maximum recorded shell length is 15 mm.[3]

The size of the shell varies between 9 mm and 20 mm.[citation needed]


Minimum recorded depth is 48 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 150 m.[3]


  1. ^ Simone L. R. L. (1998) "Morphology of the Western Atlantic Haliotidae (Gastropoda, Vetigastropoda) with description of a new species from Brazil". Malacologia 39: 59-75.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Haliotis pourtalesii aurantium Simone, 1998. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=445347 on 2014-10-25
  3. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The “Island Rule” and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  • Geiger D.L. & Owen B. (2012) Abalone: Worldwide Haliotidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. viii + 361 pp. page(s): 111

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