The offspring of Haliotis iris are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Haliotis iris, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Haliotis iris, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Haliotis iris Gmelin, 1791
Blackfoot paua grow to about 180 mm in shell width.
Three species of abalone occur naturally in New Zealand: blackfoot paua (Haliotis iris), yellowfoot paua (Haliotis australis), and whitefoot paua (Haliotis virginea).