Rainbow abalone

Abalone 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.
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Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collector Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Common Name
rainbow abalone
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
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HALIOTIDAE: Haliotis iris (Martyn): rainbow abalone