Species Images
The Silver Paua. 73mm
Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Haliotis (Padollus) australis Gmelin, 1791

Classification:Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda
Family:HALIOTIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 83mm, Width 55mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Snares and Auckland Islands
Geographical Range:ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Silver Paua
References and Publications:
  • Eagle, M.K. Dec/2010: Aspects of Abalone Aquaculture and Polyculture, Poirieria, 35 (p.11)
  • Eagle, M.K. 2002: Review of fossil Haliotidae (Gastropoda) from New Zealand with description of a new early Miocene species., Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 39 (p.33)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.37)
  • Poore, G.C.B. 1972: Ecology of New Zealand abalones, Haliotis species (Mollusca: Gastropoda), New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 6(3) (p.246)