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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Ischnochiton) mawlei Iredale & May, 1916 (‘Mawle’s chiton’)

Synonym(s): mawlei Iredale & May, 1916.
Typical shell-length 54 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally on rocks. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only).

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