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Molluscs of Tasmania

Chitonidae – Chitoninae: Chiton (Rhyssoplax) diaphorus (Iredale & May, 1916) (‘diaphorous chiton’)

Synonym(s): diaphorus Iredale & May, 1916.

Typical shell-length 70 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore under rocks and stones, avoiding those embedded in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Ischnochitonina
Family: Chitonidae
Genus: Chiton

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