Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Haliotis varia Linnaeus, 1758

Variable Abalone, Varied 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.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Western Pacific, from Sri Lanka to Tonga. Records from east Africa and India are questionable according to Geiger & Poppe, 2000

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Christmas Island Province (23), 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 Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

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


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