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Molluscs of Tasmania

Acanthochitonidae – Acanthochitoninae: Acanthochitona retrojecta (Pilsbry, 1894) (‘tapered chiton’)

Synonym(s): retrojecta Pilsbry, 1894 rhodeus Pilsbry, 1893.

Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives intertidally on rocks. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded from Flinders Island.


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

Localities for Acanthochitona retrojecta
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