Abalone

close up of abalone with tan shell and black appendages
Abalone. NPS

Quick Facts
Type: Mollusk

Diet: Herbivore; Kelp, algae

Average lifespan: 35-40 years

Average size: .8-8 in.

Average weight: 2 lb.

Did You Know?
An abalone's blood does not have a way to clot, like our blood does. So any injury that an abalone gets may be enough to kill it!

Last updated: November 16, 2016