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Molluscs of Tasmania

Acanthochitonidae – Acanthochitoninae: Acanthochitona macrocystialis Ashby, 1924 (‘kelp chiton’)

Synonym(s): macrocystialis Ashby, 1924.

Typical shell-length not yet determined. Lives subtidally amongst seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only). The type specimens (in MV) are from Point Puer, Port Arthur.


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Acanthochitonina
Family: Acanthochitonidae
Subfamily: Acanthochitoninae
Genus: Acanthochitona

Localities for Acanthochitona macrocystialis
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