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Haliotis asinina Linne 1758

Ass's Ear Abalone

Matthew Hoskin (2011)



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Counihan, R.T., McNamara, D.C., Souter, D.C., Jebreen, E.J., Preston, N.P., Johnson, C.R., Degnan, B.M., 2001. Pattern, synchrony and predictability of spawning of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina from Heron Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology. Progress Series 213, 193–202.

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Jarayabhand P, Paphavasit N (1996) A review of the culture of tropical abalone with special reference to Thailand. Aquaculture, 140, 159–168.


Lin A, Meyers MA (2005) Growth and structure in abalone shell. Materials Science and Engineering A. 390:27-41


Lindberg (1989) Evolution, distribution and systematics of haliotidae. pp 3-19 (Fishing news books)


Lucas, T., Macbeth, M., Degnan, S. M., Knibb, W. and Degnan, BM. 2006. Heritability estimates for growth in the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina using microsatellites to assign parentage. Aquaculture 259 (1-4), 146-152.


McDougall C., Greena K., Jacksona D. J., Degnan B. M. (2011). Ultrastructure of the Mantle of the Gastropod Haliotis asinina and Mechanisms of Shell Regionalization. Cells Tissues Organs 194:103–107


McNarnara D. C. and Johnson C. R. (1995) Growth of the Ass's Ear Abalone (Haliotis asinina Linne) on Heron Reef, Tropical Eastern Australia. Marine fresh water research.  46, 571-574.


Miller F. P., Vandome A. F., McBrewster J. (2009) in Ablone. pp1-9 and 60-63. (Alphascript Publishing)


Singhagraiwan, T., and Sasaki, M. (1991b). Growth rate of the donkey's ear abalone, Haliotis asinina Linne, cultured in tank. Thai Marine Fisheries Research Bulletin 2. 95-100.


Selvamani, M.J.P., Degnan, S.M., Paetkau, D. and Degnan, B.M. 2000. Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Heron Reef population of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina: Mol. Ecol. 9, 1184-1185.


Tahil, A. S. and Juinio-Menez, M. A. (1999), Natural diet, feeding periodicity and functional response to food density of the abalone, Haliotis asinina L., (Gastropoda). Aquaculture Research, 30: 95–107.


Wanichanon C, Laimek P, Chitchulanon N, Suphamungmee W,  Apisawetakan S, Linthong V, Sretarugsa P, Kruatrachue M, Upatham E, Poomtong T, Sobhon P. (2004). Sensory receptors on cephalic and epipodial tentacles of Haliotis asinina Linnaeus. Journal of Shellfisheries Research


Williams E. and Degnan S. (2009) Carry-over effect of larval settlement cue on post larval gene expression in the marine gastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology 18, 4434–4449