Greenlip Abalone

Haliotis laevigata Donovan, 1808

The Green-lipped Abalone is the largest of the Abalone species in Australian waters. This species is harvested commercially and recreationally for food and as such strict regulations apply to their capture and possession in Tasmania

How to identify Haliotis laevigata?

The shell is smoother than other species and more flattened with a row of perforations around the edge of the shell that allows them to move water over their gills to breath. The edge of the foot is green hence the term Green lipped.

What habitats does Haliotis laevigata live in?

They are normally found in crevices and under boulders on rocky reefs in calm to rough water, up to 40 m depth

What is the distribution of Haliotis laevigata?

Southern Australia from south WA to Victoria and Tasmania. In Tasmanian waters, this species is largely confined to the N coast and Bass Strait islands, where often common

How big does Haliotis laevigata grow?

They grow up to around 23cm

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