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Haliotis melculus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.[1][2][3]

Haliotis melculus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
Species:
H. melculus
Binomial name
Haliotis melculus
(Iredale, 1927)
Synonyms[1]
  • Haliotis ethologus (Iredale, 1927)
  • Marinauris ethologus Iredale, 1927
  • Marinauris melculus Iredale, 1927

DistributionEdit

This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off New South Wales and Queensland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Haliotis melculus (Iredale, 1927). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=445378 on 2013-02-02
  2. ^ Geiger D.L. & Poppe G.T. (2000). A Conchological Iconography: The family Haliotidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim Germany. 135pp 83pls.
  3. ^ Geiger D.L. & Owen B. (2012) Abalone: Worldwide Haliotidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. viii + 361 pp. (29 February 2012)
  • Iredale, T. 1927. Caloundra Shells. The Australian Zoologist 4: 331-336, pl. 46
  • Cotton, B.C. 1952. Family Haliotidae. Royal Society of South Australia Malacological Section 1: 3 pp., 1pl
  • Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Shells. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press 210 pp.
  • Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp.

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