Flat Abalone

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Photo Credit: Scott Groth

Overview

  • Species Common Name Flat Abalone
  • Species Scientific Name Haliotis walallensis

Ecoregions

Special needs

Flat abalone occur only in rocky, shallow subtidal habitat. Their geographic range is limited to the area between northern California and Washington.

Limiting factors

Flat abalone require sufficient density for successful broadcast spawning. They produce short-term, yolk-dependent larvae, with infrequent recruitment.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of populations at index sites. Gather information to fill data gaps.