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Molluscs of Tasmania
Molluscs of Tasmania

Haliotidae: Haliotis (Notohaliotis) rubra Leach, 1814 (‘blacklip abalone’)

Synonym(s): rubra Leach, 1814 naevosa Philippi, 1844 ancile Reeve, 1846 improbula Iredale, 1924 whitehousei Colman, 1959.

Typical shell-length 160 mm. Shell becomes corrugated with age; adult shells tend to be dull reddish, but juvenile shells are often brightly coloured with red and green. Lives subtidally attached to rocks, especially in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species, especially towards the S; commercially harvested for food.

Classification
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Haliotidae
Genus: Haliotis
A-L Localities for Haliotis rubra
Arthur River: Couta Rocks
Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Arthur River: Sarah Anne Rocks
Arthur River: Sundown Point
Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Tasman Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Bangor: Watsons Bay
Bay of Fires: Break Yoke Beach to Pebbly Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Beechford: foreshore
Beerbarrel Beach
Bellingham
Bicheno
Bicheno: Courland Bay
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Binalong Bay: beach
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour: beach
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport: Lades Beach
Brooks Bay: White Bluff
Bruny Island: E coast (unlocalised)
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: Titan Point
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Camdale: beach
Cape Barren Island: Key Island Bay
Cape Barren Island: Munro Bay
Cape Barren Island: Tinkers Gut
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: McIntyres Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Charlotte Cove
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to S
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Cockle Creek Bay
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham: foreshore
Connellys Bay
Cooee Beach
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Head to Cape Deslacs
Croppies Beach: northern end
Croppies Point
Davey River: Carvers Point
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
D’Entrecasteaux Channel: Partridge Island: eastern side
Derwent channel
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mersey River
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Devonport (unlocalised)
Douglas River: beach
Dover: beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Dunalley (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Moorland Point
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach: The Water Rat
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
East Wynyard: beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Gannet Point
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: Burns Bay
Georges Bay: St Helens (unlocalised)
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Goose Island
Granville Harbour
Great Oyster Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Greens Beach: Nudists Beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hibbs Lagoon
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
Hunter Island (unlocalised)
Huon Estuary: Butts Reef
Huon Island
King Island: British Admiral Beach
King Island: Cape Wickham
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: City of Melbourne Bay
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Disappointment Bay
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Grassy Harbour: Sandblow Bay
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Red Hut Point
King Island: S coast (unlocalised)
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Blowhole
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
King Island: Stokes Point: Gulchway
King Island: Surprise Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Victoria Cove
King Island: W coast
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Lagoon River: mouth
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Leven River: mouth
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Louisa Bay
Low Head: Bellbuoy Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay
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M-Z Localities for Haliotis rubra
Macquarie Harbour: Kelly Basin
Maria Island: Coxswain Creek: foreshore
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Fossil Cliffs
Maria Island: Four Mile Beach
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Point Lesueur
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Marrawah: West Point
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Mercury Passage: Darlington Bay
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
New Harbour
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Northdown Beach
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Okehampton Bay (unlocalised)
Orford: Emerald Beach
Orford: Luther Point
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Osmiridium Beach
Outer Sister Island
Passage Island
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Penguin Point
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Point Sorell and foreshore to SW
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Arthur: Stinking Bay
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Esperance: Stringers Cove
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: East Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: Anniversary Bay
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Schouten Island: Moreys Bay
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Seymour Beach: northern end
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sisters Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Snug Beach
Somerset: foreshore
Sorell: Oaks Point
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Two Tree Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Alonnah: Sunset Bay
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Hen & Chickens Rocks: foreshore to E
South Bruny Island: Hopwood Beach
South Bruny Island: Lighthouse Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Sheepwash Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Point
South Burnie
South Cape Bay: Lion Rock: beach to SE
South Cape Rivulet: mouth
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South Croppies Point
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport
Southport Bluff: beach
Southport: Roaring Beach
Southport: Sisters Bay
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: Cow Rock beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Highfield Point
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Strahan: Cape Sorell
Stumpys Bay (unlocalised)
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Cressy Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach: Shelly Point
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea: Tirzah Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Temma
The Gardens: beach
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Mateys Gulch to Gardens Lagoon
The Gardens: Seatons Cove
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: Mermaid Bay
Three Hummock Island: Rape Bay
Three Hummock Island: Sandy Spit
Three Hummock Island: Spiers Bay: Spiers Nook
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay area
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: northern end
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: southern end
Three Hummock Island (unlocalised)
Tinderbox Beach
Tinderbox: Fossil Cove
Tomahawk Beach
Trial Harbour
Trial Harbour area
Tunnel Bay
Turners Beach
Verona Sands
Walker Island
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Weymouth: beach
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Woolnorth: Davisons Bay
Woolnorth: Valley Bay
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point
Wynyard (unlocalised)
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