Smallish abalone with numerous distinctive spiral ridges and a more elongate shell than other local species. It is extremely cryptic, dwelling in caves and under rock slabs, mainly on limestone reefs, and is one of the rarer abalone species.
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Vulnerable
Occurrence: Rare (0% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney