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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Heterozona) cariosus Carpenter, 1879 (‘decayed chiton’)

Synonym(s): cariosus Pilsbry, 1892.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones on sheltered and moderately exposed shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Ischnochitonina
Family: Ischnochitonidae
Subfamily: Ischnochitoninae
Genus: Ischnochiton

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