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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Ischnochiton) contractus (Reeve, 1847) (‘shortened chiton’)

Synonym(s): contractus Reeve, 1847.
Typical shell-length 45 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones, especially those resting on sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).

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