Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Subspecies Haliotis diversicolor squamata Reeve, 1846

Scaly Abalone, Squamate Ear Shell

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.

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indonesia and Cambodia. The Australian Museum holds specimens from the Gulf of Carpentaria, but none from eastern Australia. Records from northern Queensland given by Geiger (2000) may be correct, but those given from southern Queensland and NSW are certainly not.

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 Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, low intertidal, marine, rocky shore, shallow subtidal, stones.

Extra Ecological Information

Shallow coral reef


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)
21-Dec-2012 HALIOTOIDEA 21-Dec-2012 MOVED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Stephanie Baccarella (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM) Dr Winston Ponder (AM)
04-Sep-2014 13-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2011 MODIFIED