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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Heterozona) fruticosus (Gould, 1846) (‘fruity chiton’)

Synonym(s): fruticosus Gould, 1846 divergens Reeve, 1847 coppingeri E.A. Smith, 1884 sowerbyi Pilsbry, 1892.
Typical shell-length 38 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC).


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

Localities for Ischnochiton fruticosus
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