Red Abalone

Photo Credit: Brandon Ford


  • Species Common Name Red Abalone
  • Species Scientific Name Haliotis rufescens


Special needs

Red abalone occur only in rocky intertidal and subtidal habitat.

Limiting factors

Red abalone require sufficient density for successful broadcast spawning. They produce short-term, yolk-dependent larvae, with infrequent recruitment.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of populations at index sites. Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.