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  Haliotis asinina Linnaeus, 1758
  Family Name : Haliotidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Abalone

  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :

      All these species inhabit intertidal, wave-exposed rocky shores in the Singapore Strait, often singly under rocks and stones, where they graze on epilithic algae.

      Habitats :
      Marine, Rocky Shore
      Distribution :
      Natural rocky shores on Southern Islands in the Singapore Strait. Widely distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :

      Degradation and loss of natural rocky intertidal habitats on islands in the Singapore Strait.

      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Although tropical abalone species never reach the large sizes attained by their temperate counterparts living in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Pacific, they are nonetheless equally palatable. Mariculture of H. asinina is carried out in Thailand and the Philippines.
      Conservation Notes :
      Sufficient areas of “natural” rocky substratum and crevices with associated algal growth are needed to support any population of abalone. Seawalls do not appear to be a viable alternative habitat for this animal.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Endangered (EN)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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