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Molluscs of Tasmania

Haliotidae: Haliotis (Schismotis) laevigata Donovan, 1808 (‘greenlip abalone’)

Synonym(s): laevigata Donovan, 1808 glabra Swainson, 1822 albicans Quoy & Gaimard, 1834.

Typical shell-length 150 mm. Shell lacks corrugations; adult shells often pale and worn or encrusted with algae. Lives subtidally attached to rocks, especially in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is largely confined to the N coast and Bass Strait islands, where often common; commercially harvested for food.

Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
A-L Localities for Haliotis laevigata
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport: St Albans Bay
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Moriarty Bay
Clarke Island: Shevo Bay (north end)
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Croppies Beach: northern end
Croppies Point
Devonport: Coles Beach
Devonport (unlocalised)
Dunalley (unlocalised)
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Moorland Point
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Beach S of Big River Road
Flinders Island: Big River Cove
Flinders Island: Cameron Inlet
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Goose Island
Greens Beach: main beach
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: City of Melbourne Bay
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Low Head (unlocalised)
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