Image National Museum Wales - Outer view of Haliotis tuberculata. Image width ca 9 cm.
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Haliotis tuberculata is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Gastropoda||Snails, slugs & sea butterflies|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Found in the Channel Isles but absent from the coasts of Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Found on rocky shores, from MLW to depths of about 40 m, commonly feeding on rocks covered with encrusting red algae.|
|Description||Haliotis tuberculata has a flattened, oval, 'ear-shaped' shell, up to 9 cm long and 6.5 cm broad, that is slightly coiled. The outer surface is greenish-brown to red and often mottled. The inner surface is lined with iridescent mother of pearl. A row of round, slightly raised holes runs along the bottom margin of the shell. The outer, larger, 5-7 of these are open while the remainder are closed. The foot is large and muscular.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Penny Avant 2007. Haliotis tuberculata. Green ormer. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3450>