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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lepidopleuridae: Leptochiton (Leptochiton) matthewsianus (Bednall in Bednall & Matthews, 1906) (‘Matthewsian chiton’)

Synonym(s): matthewsianus Bednall, 1906.

Typical shell-length 7.0 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally on rocks. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


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

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