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Molluscs of Tasmania

Chitonidae – Chitoninae: Chiton (Mucrosquama) verconis Torr & Ashby, 1898 (‘Verco’s chiton’)

Synonym(s): verconis Torr & Ashby, 1898 sheardi Cotton & Weeding, 1939.

Typical shell-length not yet determined. Lives in offshore waters atttached to stones and the shells of living molluscs. 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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no coastal locality records for this species currently available