Geiger, D. L. 1998. The Nautilus 111:85-116.
A new assessment of all the Recent taxa of the family Haliotidae is presented.
The 17 Recent and one fossil genus-level taxa are evaluated based on
their type species. These taxa are recommended not to be used until
a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the family is available. The
approximately 200 nominate, species-level taxa in the Haliotidae are
reviewed. Fifty-five species with ten additional subspecies are considered
valid. The following new synonymies are proposed: Haliotis brazieri
Angas, 1869, + melculus (Iredale, 1927); H. hargravesi Cox, 1869,
+ ethologus (Iredale, 1927); H. jacnensis Reeve, 1846,
+ hanleyi Ancey, 1881; H. marmorata Linnaeus, 1758, +
guineensis Gmelin, 1791, + rosacea Reeve, 1846; H.
pustulata Reeve, 1846, + jousseaumi Mabille, 1888; H.
rubiginosa Reeve, 1846, + howensis (Iredale, 1929); H.
rugosa Lamarck, 1822, + multiperforata Reeve, 1846, + revelata
Deshayes, 1863; H. striata Linnaeus, 1758, + lamellosa
Lamarck, 1822; H. tuberculata Linnaeus, 1758, + incisa
Reeve, 1846, + japonica Reeve, 1846, + reticulata Reeve,
1846; H. varia Linnaeus, 1758, + barbouri Foster, 1945,
+ dringii Reeve, 1846, + gemma Reeve, 1846. Haliotis
neglecta Philippi, 1848, is resurrected as a valid species from
the Mediterranean. Lectotypes for H. multiperforata Reeve, 1846,
and H. revelata Deshayes, 1863, are selected. For all taxa considered
valid the geographic distribution and sources of published illustrations
are given. Infrequently illustrated species are figured.
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