OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda Name Haliotidae 

Haliotis midae Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Haliotis midae Linnaeus, 1758
   *Haliotis capensis Dunker, 1844
   Haliotis elatior Pilsbry, 1890


St. Helena Bay to West Transkei

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereSouth Africa (Cape marine Province)


depth: continental shelf [ animals migrate from the intertidal area at sizes of 10mm to 25m depth with age ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ ]
exposure: semi-exposed [ intermediate exposure ]
habit: nestling [ between 40mm and 100mm in narrow crevices ]
substrate: algal turf [ animals up to 10mm shell length live on red encrusting algae ( Lithothamnion ) ]
substrate: boulders [ 10-35mm under boulders ]
substrate: rocks [ greater than 100mm shell-length live on top of rock ]


 Geiger, D.L. & Poppe, G.T. 2000. p.67 [ Synonymy; Types; Type Locality; Illustrustrations; Description; Differential Diagnosis; Range; Biology; Fossil Record; Remarks; Literature ]  General reference


                Name Author, Year
                      Haliotis Linnaeus, 1758
                        Haliotis midae Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=55411) created by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-10-31. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-06-05.