Fish Photos, Fishing Info, Angling, Catching Fish, Cooking Fish

Australian Fish Photos, Seafood Photographs and Information

Custom Search

Sea-Ex is celebrating
27 YEARS of assisting Seafood, Marine & Related Companies with online marketing!

Advertise Your Company on Sea-Ex - Click Here


Directory & Info for Fishing, Angling, Fishing Tackle, Fishing Guides, Fly Fishing, Bass Fishing, Sports fishing, Game Fishing....
See >> Info on All types of Fishing | Angling | Tackle etc

Australian Fish Bag Limits and Size Regulations

Photos of  Australian Seafood, Fish, Crustaceans & Cephalopods and Information on each....

Abalone, Blacklip
Albacore Tuna
Baler Shell
Barbounia, Tiny
Bass, Sea
Batfish, Silver
Bonito Tuna
Bonito, Watson's Leaping
Bream, Butter
Bream, Slate
Bug, Moreton Bay (Slipper Lobster)
Bug, Balmain
Calamari, Southern
Carp, European
Catfish, Blue
Catfish, Lesser Salmon
Cod, Bar
Cod, Blue eye
Cod, Coral Rock
Cod, Ghost
Cod, Maori
Cod, Murray
Cod, Southern Rock
Cod, Spotted
Cod, Tomato
Cod, Wirrah
Cod, Yellow Spotted
Coral Trout
Crab, Blue Swimmer
Crab, Champagne
Crab, Giant
Crab, Mud
Crab, Spanner
Dart Fish
Dolphin Fish
Dory, John
Dory, Mirror
Dory, Silver
Drummer, Southern
Eel, Longfin
Emperor, Red
Emperor, Red Throat
Flounder, Small Toothed
Flutemouth, Rough
Frost Fish
Gurnard, Red
Gurnard, Spotted
Hump Headed Maori Wrasse
Jackass Fish
Jacket, Ocean
Jacket, Sea
Jobfish, Gold Banned
Jobfish, Rosy
Kingfish, Yellowtail
Latchet Fish
Leatherjacket, Reef
Lobster - Eastern Rock
Lobster - Southern Rock
Long Tom
Mackeral, Jack
Mackerel, Slimey
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Jack
Marlin, Black
Marlin, Blue
Marlin, Striped
Melon Shell
Moon Fish
Morwong, Red
Mullet - Roe
Mullet, Diamond Scale
Mullet, Red
Mullet, Sea
Mullet, Yelloweye
Mussels Black
Mussels Greenlip
Orange Roughy
Oreo, Black
Oyster, Native
Oyster, Pacific
Oyster, Sydney Rock
Parrot Fish
Parrot Fish (2)
Perch, Ocean
Perch, Saddle Tail Sea
Perch, Silver
Perch, Splendid
Perch, Stripey Sea
Pig Fish
Pineapple Fish
Prawn, Banana
Prawn, King
Prawn, Red Spot
Prawn, School
Prawn, Tiger
Queenfish, Needleskin
Rainbow Runner
Redclaw Crayfish
Ribbon Fish
Rudder Fish
Salmon, Atlantic
Salmon, Australian
Scallops, Queensland
Scallops, Tasmanian
Scorpion Fish, Raggy
Shark Black Tip
Shark, Blue
Shark Bronze Whaler (Dusky)
Shark, Bull
Sharks Fins
Shark, Gummy
Shark, Mako
Shark, School
Shark, Tiger
Shark, Whiskery Reef
Shark, White
Shrimp, Mantis
Silver Biddy
Snapper, Big Eye
Snapper, Fry Pan
Snapper, Gold Band
Snapper, King
Snapper, Red
Snapper, Red Tropical
Sole, Tongue
Squid, Arrow
Squirrel Fish
Stingray, Butterfly
Stripey Sea Perch
Surgeonfish, Sixplate Sawtail
Sweetlip, Slatey
Sweetlip, Yellow
Tilefish, Pink
Trevally, Big Eye
Trevally, Golden
Trevally, Silver
Triple Tail
Trumpeter, Striped
Tuna, Albacore
Tuna, Bigeye
Tuna, Bluefin
Tuna, Longtail
Tuna, Skipjack
Tuna, Striped
Tuna, Mackerel
Tuna, Yellowfin
Venus Tusk Fish
Whiting, Sand
Whiting, School
Yabby, Freshwater Crayfish
FULL LIST of Fish & Seafood

Beche De Mer
(Sea Cucumber - Trepang)

Black Teatfish
Brown Sandfish
Elephants Trunks fish
Prickly Redfish
Surf Redfish
White Teatfish

Sea-Ex Seafood Trade Directory
Directory of Seafood Companies by Species Imported, Exported, Wholesale, Processors & Producers

Commercial Seafood Directory
Sea-Ex Seafood, Fishing, Marine Directory
Aquaculture Directory
Seafood Trading Board
Commercial Fishing
Seafood Information by Country
Fish Photos & Fish Information
Interesting Fish Facts & Trivia
Country Directories
Thailand Business Directory
Wholesale Seafood Suppliers Australia
Wholesale Seafood Suppliers International
Retail Seafood Sales
Seafood Restaurants
Seafood Recipes
Seafood Information
Seafood Industry Resources
Sea-Ex Seafood & Fishing Directory - Home Page

Information about Abalone Shells (Haliotis sp)

Abalone shells, which can attain lengths of up to twenty centimetres, are flat, asymmetrical (ear-shaped) and spirally coiled with a low spire and a row of open holes on a curved line along one edge. A distinctive feature of these unique shells is the brilliant iridescent nacreous (mother of pearl) lining.

Abalone Shells

polished abalone shellAbalone shells, which can attain lengths of up to twenty centimetres, are flat, asymmetrical (ear-shaped) and spirally coiled with a low spire and a row of open holes on a curved line along one edge. As in most gastropods, water is swept into the mantle cavity by ciliary action. The holes allow for out-flowing water to pass through carrying with it respiratory, excretory and alimentary wastes without endangering the head and other sensitive organs. From time to time as the shell grows and the abalone ages a new hole is formed whilst an older one closes over. These disused holes remain evident forming a spiral pattern around the shell's exterior.

The outer shell covering contains a white, calcium layer. The inside of the shell is iridescent and contains a variety of colors including pink, blue and green.

A distinctive feature of these unique shells is the brilliant iridescent nacreous (mother of pearl) lining which decorates the inner surface, making the entire shell both a novel ornament and a favourite for costume jewelry.

The Abalone Shell is believed to have healing properties.

Traditional Mother-of-Pearl comes from Oyster Shells.

Abalone shells were used as coin in ancient times.

Pāua (pronounced "pah-wah") is the New Zealand Māori name given to abalone.

Did you Know? Mother-of-pearl looks dainty hanging from a necklace, but this iridescent inside of abalone shells is so tough it can withstand the weight of a truck.  Read more about this here at Live Science

The World's Largest Recorded Abalone Shell

Size: 12 5/16” (313.0 mm).
Taken By: John Pepper.
Date: 5 Sept. 1993.
Locality: Oregon.
2nd Largest: 11 29/32” (302 mm).
World’s largest known abalone shell. Only specimen known to have reached or exceeded the “mythical” size of 12 inches

cleaned polished abalone shell, how to clean abalone shellTo clean Abalone Shells

Use a wire brush on the outside of the shell to remove any barnacles and debris.

Rub a generous coat of petroleum jelly on the inside of the shell. This will protect the surface from the muriatic acid.

Put on the breathing mask and rubber gloves to protect your hands from the muriatic acid. The acid is harmful to your lungs if inhaled and is dangerous if it comes into contact with your skin.

Place the shell upside down on a wooden bench or table and pour the muriatic acid over the shell's outside surface.

Allow to sit untouched for approximately five minutes while the acid takes effect.

Scrub the shell with the wire brush, removing any debris and shells that may be attached to it.

Rinse the acid and debris from shell thoroughly with warm water. The shell should begin to appear a bright red color.

Pour mineral oil over the shell and rub with the soft cloth.

Use the cloth to remove the petroleum jelly from the inside of the shell.

The shell is now processed and ready to use. Jewelry is commonly crafted from processed abalone shells; however the shell can also be used as a simple display piece if desired.

Abalone shells can also be cleaned in a rock polisher.

When vinegar and seashells are combined for an extended period, vinegar can cause a seashell to dissolve because seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate, which reacts with the acid in vinegar.

See Also: 
Information on Abalone
Commercial Fishery & Aquaculture of Abalone
Cooking Abalone & Abalone Recipes
About Abalone Shell



©1996 - 2024 Sea-Ex Australia Sea-Ex Seafood Fishing Home Page
Any problems regarding this page, please contact webmaster [at]

Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookie Policy