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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Callistoplacinae: Callistochiton antiquus (Reeve, 1847) (‘ancient chiton’)

Synonym(s): antiquus Reeve, 1847 mayi Ashby, 1919 meridionalis Ashby, 1919.
Typical shell-length 40 mm. Lives subtidally under rocks and stones, primarily in slightly silty areas. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Ischnochitonina
Family: Callistoplacidae
Genus: Callistochiton

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