Haliotis asinina Linnaeus, 1758
Distribution: South Japan to New South Wales, Andaman to New Caledonia.
Size up to 117mm. Intertidal to 8m deep, in coral areas.

Above and below: typical specimens from Philippines.
Cebu, on reefs. 47-97mm.
Testa oblonga extra foramina angulata (see first picture), striis elevatis.
(Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, Vermes / Testacea / Haliotis / #652 p.780)
Young shell. Under rocks at low tide, Malibu beach, Okinawa. 48mm.
H. asinina often keeps its juvenile pattern throughout its life (apical area).
Above: Collected at 4-8m deep, under hard rocks, Cebu, 72.5mm.
Variations in juvenile specimens from intertidal, Cebu, 29-43mm, 1989.
Two adult shells from Philippines.
94-106mm. Original pictures © R. Kershaw.

All pics © Olivier Caro