Abalone

Description
Abalone are also known as paua. Three species occur naturally in New Zealand; black foot paua (Haliotis iris), yellowfoot paua (Haliotis australis) and white foot paua (Haliotis virginea). The beautiful iridescent shell is often incorporated into Maori carving and used as jewellery.
Accession Loan No.
112/1992/29
Collection Class
Molluscs
Common Name
abalone
Simple Name
mollusc : shell
Full Name
HALIOTIDAE; Haliotis sp.; abalone; shell
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Mrs Ethne Bovey
Collection County
North Island
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
MOLLUSCA
Family
HALIOTIDAE
Genus
Haliotis
Species
sp

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