Southern part of North Island, South and Stewart Island
Marine, Endemic, Exterior light reddish brown with greenish stripes. Interior irridescent predominantly red or green. Sculpture of narrow, weakly-developed spiral ribs, poorly developed lamellae. Animal is pale with a white foot
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.35)
Powell, A.W.B. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.37)
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island