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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Callochitoninae: Callochiton crocinus (Reeve, 1847) (‘smooth chiton’)

Synonym(s): crocinus Reeve, 1847.
Typical shell-length 60 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones, often on the underside of plates of the red alga Sonderopelta coriacea. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also New Zealand.


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Ischnochitonina
Family: Callochitonidae
Genus: Callochiton

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