YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 2001
CRITICAL HABITAT: The National Marine Fisheries Service decided not to designate critical habitat because it felt identification of such habitat would increase the threat of poaching for white abalone.
RECOVERY PLAN: 2008
RANGE: Near California’s Channel Islands
THREATS: Commercial and recreational fishing, global warming, ocean acidification, and bacterial and parasitic infections
POPULATION TREND: Recent surveys estimate that only a few thousand white abalone remain.