Ruff back rainbow abalone wholesale. Red abalone have colors of reds and greens on the exterior of the shells. The red abalone Haliotis rufescens
, is a species of very large edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Haliotidae, the abalones.
Red abalone is the largest, and most common abalone found in the northern part of the state of California. The red abalone can be found along the west coast of North America, from Oregon, United States to Baja California, Mexico.The red abalone's shell length can reach a maximum of 31 cm, making it the largest species of abalone in the world.
The shell is large, thick, and dome-shaped. It is usually a brick red color externally. Typically the shell has three or four oval holes or respiratory pores. These holes collectively make up what is known as the selenizone which form as the shell grows. The inside of the shell is strongly iridescent and has a large central muscle.
These are real abalone shells - commercial grade quality - NOT museum quality. They are sold in bulk bags and some shells will have chipped edges, scars blemishes and other natural imperfections due to aging and living in the oceans.
If you want to see exactly what you are buying, we have hand selected and photographed natural red and rainbow abalone shells under
Natural Red and Rainbow Abalone - Hand Picked Pricing