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  • Family: Haliotidae

  • Haliotis australis Gmelin, 1791
    Length 83mm, Width 55mm, Silver Paua, Yellow Foot Paua, Marine, Endemic, More corrugated sculpture than common Paua. Interior is silvery pink with bluish flecks. Animal is black with a yellow foot and tentacles
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Snares and Auckland Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Haliotis iris Gmelin, 1791
    Length 150mm, Width 120mm, 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
    North, South & Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Haliotis virginea Gmelin, 1791
    Length 73mm, Width 45mm, 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
    Southern part of North Island, South and Stewart Island ACFE.
  • Haliotis virginea crispata Gould, 1847
    Length 47mm, Width 28mm, Marine, Endemic, Very fine and narrow spiral ribs, strong lamellae
    Northland Peninsula to Mahia ACE.
  • Haliotis virginea huttoni Filhol, 1880
    Length 64mm, Width 45mm, Marine, Endemic, Spiral ribbing wider than virginea, but weaker than stewartae
    Campbell and Auckland Islands AnE.
  • Haliotis virginea morioria Powell, 1938
    Length 54mm, Width 38mm, Marine, Endemic, Has a off-white to yellow foot
    Chatham Islands ME.
  • Haliotis virginea stewartae Jones & Owen, 2004
    Length 65mm, Paua, Marine, Endemic, Strong, widely separated spiral ribs, and brick red exterior surface
    Antipodes and Bounty Islands AnE.
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.
Kermadec Islands
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
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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