Black abalone

The shell of the black abalone is a deep green on the outside and a wonderful mother of pearl on the inside.

The shells have a shallow, open spiral. The snail has just one shell, like a limpet, rather than two like a clam. Around the edge of the shell are several open respiratory pores. The flesh of abalones is widely considered to be a delicacy by many.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
17/1922/7
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collector Excavator
Tindall, Mrs., ex coll.
Common Name
black abalone
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
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HALIOTIDAE: Haliotis cracherodii: black abalone