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Like all other abalone, Haliotis asinina is a member of a large molluscan class, the Gastropoda which are characterized by having single-piece. The abalone, Haliotis asinina, is a large, highly active tropical abalone that feeds at night on shallow coral reefs where oxygen levels of the water may be low. Feeding, growth and survival of hatchery-bred juvenile abalone, Haliotis asinina ( mean initial shell lengths: 32 mm) stocked at 25, 50 and m-2 of shelter.

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They belong to the family Haliotidae and the genus Haliotiswhich means sea ear, this referring to the flattened, and sometimes ear-shaped, form of the shell.

The postlarval shell teleoconch is laid down rapidly following metamorphosis with marked variation in the rate of its production between individuals. They graze amongst turf algae and inhabit the undersides of boulders and coral bommies.

The shell has a curved row of respiratory pores, rounded shell perforations overlying the respiratory cavity. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Use dmy dates from June Adult shell of Haliotis asinina.

Biomineralisation begins shortly after hatching, with the fabrication of the hsliotis shell protoconch over about a hour period. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Collections Journal Articles [].

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Haliotis asinina (donkey ear abalone)

Abstract Sainina, growth and survival of hatchery-bred juvenile abalone, Haliotis asinina mean initial shell lengths: Author Fermin, Armando C. Several major transitions in shell pattern and morphology can be observed during the life of Haliotis asinina. Datasheet Haliotis asinina donkey ear abalone.

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Retrieved from ” https: Title Spat Caption Spat of Haliotis asinina. However, body size range: Overview Top of page Like all other abalone, Haliotis asinina is a member of a large molluscan class, the Gastropoda which are characterized by having single-piece shells.

Feeding, growth and survival of abalone Haliotis asinina Linnaeus reared at different stocking densities in suspended mesh cages in flow-through tanks. These structures allow the veliger larva to completely retract into a protective environment and rapidly fall out of the water column.: This chapter presents methods and equipment that are useful not only for feed millers, but also for extension workers and fish farmers.

The results of feed evaluation will be used to ensure the production of high quality feeds for fish, crustaceans, and shellfish. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Haliotis asinina.

Both the common name and the scientific name are based on the shape of the shell, which is long, narrow and curved, resembling the shape of a donkey’s ear. Animals were fed the seaweed, Gracilariopsis bailinaeto excess given at weekly intervals.

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The next phase of biomineralisation does not commence until the competent veliger larva contacts an environmental cue that induces metamorphosis. Sexual maturation during culture did not hamper growth of abalone. Trochophore of Haliotis asinina 11 hours post-fertilisation, with a calcified protoconch haoiotis.

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In larger shells, a ventral cap of CaCO 3 that underlies the tablets of aragonitic nacre continues to thicken. The Philippine Scientist37 Photo of 5 mm long juvenile with the shell removed.

The protoconch remains developmentally inert until the animal contacts a specific cue that initiates the process of metamorphosis. It has the fastest recorded wild growth rate of all the abalones and can grow to a maximum shell length of mm but this can vary with geographical location Day and FlemingLucas et al The adductor muscle is a delicacy in parts of the world which has led to it being extensively harvested from the wild. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.