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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Ischnochiton (Haploplax) smaragdinus (Angas, 1867) (’emerald chiton’)

Synonym(s): smaragdinus Angas, 1867 resplendens Bednall & Matthews, 1906.
Typical shell-length 36 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally under rocks and stones, especially those embedded in sand. 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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