Abalone (Black)


Common name : Black Abalone

Scientific name : Haliotis cracherodii

Family : Haliotidae

Native to : Mexico and United States

Interesting fact : They can keep your aquariumclean as they feed on algae.

Conservation status : Critically Endangered

Abalones are a group of edible sea snails. Their ears-shaped shells have a dull exterior and an iridescent interior composed of nacre, that is found on pearls. This herbivore has broad muscular feet for clinging to rocks. The gestation period is 7-14 days and they live for 30 years. They are popular as food and are used in jewellery.

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