Midas’s abalone or perlemoen

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.
60/1919/118
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collection Area Region
Southern Africa
Collector Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Common Name
Midas’s abalone or perlemoen
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
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HALIOTIDAE: Haliotis midae (Linn): Midas’s abalone or perlemoen