Green Abalone Shells Hand Selected Pricing
For shell collectors and decorators, we have hand selected a number of beautiful green abalone shells out of our large inventory and have photographed each one for our customers who want to have the opportunity to select the perfect abalone for smudging, decorating or adding to their abalone shell collection. Haliotis fulgens, commonly called the green abalone, is a species of large sea snail in the family Haliotidae, the abalones. The shell of this species is usually brown, and is marked with many low, flat-topped ribs which run parallel to the five to seven open respiratory pores that are elevated above the shell's surface. The inside of the shell is an iridescent blue and green. The range of Haliotis fulgens includes southern California and most of the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico. Predators of this species include sea otters, starfish, large fishes, octopuses, and humans. This species is found in shallow water on open/exposed coast from low intertidal to at least 30 feet (9 m) and perhaps as deep as 60 feet (18 m). Individuals are found in rock crevices, under rocks and other cryptic cavities. Like all abalone, green abalone are herbivores. They feed mostly on drift algae and prefer fleshy red algae.