Haliotis alfredensis Bartsch, 1915
Distribution: South Africa: Eastern Cape to north Transkei.
Size up to 79mm, average ca. 50mm. Junior synonym: speciosa Reeve.

Above and below: 5-20m deep, under rocks, Transkei.
Original pictures © R. Kershaw.
A rather flat species, close to some morphs of marmorata.
"Hal. testâ oblongo-ovatâ, plano-convexâ, medio depressâ, spiraliter elevato-striatâ, striis confertis ;
foraminibus senis perviis ; coccineo-rufâ albo-nigricante marginatâ, pulcherrimè variegatâ."
(Reeve).
Original pictures © R. Kershaw.

All pics © Olivier Caro