Girish Mahajan

Haliotis speciosa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Superfamily  Haliotoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Clade  Vetigastropoda
Family  Haliotidae
Similar  Haliotis pourtalesii, Haliotis jacnensis, Haliotis rugosa

Haliotis speciosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.


Haliotis speciosa has also been considered to be a synonym of Haliotis alfredensis Bartsch, 1915 and vice versa.


The size of the shell varies between 50 mm and 80 mm. "The oblong-ovate shell is flatly convex, depressed in the middle, spirally elevately striated. The striae are close-set. The six perforations are open. Its color pattern is scarlet red, beautifully variegated with black-edged white. This is a very pretty species, the color being a rich scarlet red, variegated with broad zigzag flames, edged along the front with black."


This marine species occurs from the East Cape to Northern Transkei, South Afrika.


Haliotis speciosa Wikipedia

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