Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Haliotis asinina Linnaeus, 1758

Ass's Ear, Donkey's Ear Abalone

Compiler and date details

September 2014 - Des Beechey & Winston F. Ponder, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

December 2012 - Des Beechey, Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Stephanie Baccarella, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia.



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Eastern Indian to central Pacific, from Andaman and Nicobar to Fiji. Records from Sydney NSW and Port Lincoln, SA, given by Geiger (2000) are not supported by the range of specimens in the Australian Museum collection and are probably wrong.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, intertidal, marine, shallow subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

To 8 m


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Sep-2014 HALIOTOIDEA 04-Sep-2014 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Stephanie Baccarella (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM) Dr Winston Ponder (AM)
05-Aug-2011 MODIFIED