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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Ischnochiton) lineolatus (Blainville, 1825) (‘lined chiton’)

Synonym(s): lineolatus Blainville, 1825 iredalei Dupuis, 1918 kingensis Ashby & Hull, 1923.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones, especially those embedded in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


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

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