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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lepidopleuridae: Leptochiton (Leptochiton) liratus (H. Adams & Angas, 1864) (‘grooved chiton’)

Synonym(s): liratus H. Adams & Angas, 1864 profundus May, 1923

Typical shell-length 17 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally on rocks. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Lepidopleurina
Family: Leptochitonidae
Genus: Leptochiton

Localities for Leptochiton liratus
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