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Haliotis iris Gmelin, 1791Species Images
The large Paua. 145mm
Under rocks and ledges below low tide. 90mm
Haliotis iris Gmelin, 1791
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Lepetelllida (Order) > Haliotoidea (Superfamily) > Haliotidae (Family) > Haliotis (Genus) > Paua (Subgenus) > iris (Species)
Family:
HALIOTIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 150mm, Width 120mm
Distribution:
North, South & Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
Paua, Black-footed Abalone, Marine, Endemic, Interior is brilliant irridescent colouration of blue and green. Exterior almost always encrusted with coralline algae. Animal is black with a dark grey foot
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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 approximation 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil