Haliotis rugosa

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Haliotis rugosa
Haliotis rugosa 2.jpg
Image of a shell of Haliotis rugosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species: H. rugosa
Binomial name
Haliotis rugosa
Lamarck, 1822
  • Haliotis alternata G.B. Sowerby II, 1882
  • Haliotis multiperforata Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis nebulata Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis pertusa Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis revelata Deshayes, 1863

Haliotis rugosa, common name the many-holed abalone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[1]

Haliotis rugosa Reeve, 1846 is a homonym of Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus, 1758.

  • Haliotis rugosa multiperforata Reeve, 1846
  • Haliotis rugosa pustulata Reeve, 1846 (distribution: off Madagascar and the east coast of Africa, to the Red Sea and east to Yemen)
  • Haliotis rugosa rodriguensis Owen, 2013 (distribution: Rodrigues Island, Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean)
  • Haliotis rugosa rugosa Lamarck, 1822
Original drawing of a shell of Haliotis rugosa rugosa


The size of the shell varies between 30 mm and 70 mm.


This species occurs in the Western Indian Ocean off Réunion and Mauritius.


  1. ^ a b Haliotis rugosa Lamarck, 1822.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 9 April 2010.
  • Geiger, D.L. & Poppe, G.T., 2000. A Conchological Iconography. The family Haliotidae. ConchBooks, Germany. 1-135

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