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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Ischnochiton) elongatus (Blainville, 1825) (‘lengthened chiton’)

Synonym(s): elongatus Blainville, 1825.
Typical shell-length 35 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones, especially those embedded in sand and on 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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