Green ormer (Haliotis tuberculata)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
Found in the Channel Isles but absent from the coasts of Britain and Ireland.
Found on the coast of Brittany, and south to the Mediterranean, Azores and Canary Islands.
Found on rocky shores, from MLW to depths of about 40 m, commonly feeding on rocks covered with encrusting red algae.
- A flattened, asymmetric ear-shaped shell, up to 9 cm long, 6.5 cm broad and 2 cm high with a low spire and a flattened whorl at one end.
- Outer surface is finely lined and mottled greenish-brown to red in colour.
- Inner surface lined with mother of pearl.
- There is a series of small raised holes along the margin of the shell. The outer 5-7 of these are large and form openings in the shell, while the remainder are closed.
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Last Updated: 13/02/2007