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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cryptoplacidae: Cryptoplax iredalei Ashby, 1923 (‘Iredale’s fleshy-chiton’)

Synonym(s): iredalei Ashby, 1923 meridiana Iredale & Hull, 1925.

Typical shell-length 36 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore under rocks and stones, especially on moderately exposed shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Acanthochitonina
Family: Cryptoplacidae
Genus: Cryptoplax

Localities for Cryptoplax iredalei

Cryptoplax iredalei Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Cryptoplax iredalei Carlton: Park Beach
Cryptoplax iredalei Jacobs Boat Harbour
Cryptoplax iredalei Nubeena: White Beach
Cryptoplax iredalei Tasmania (unlocalised)

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