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Molluscs of Tasmania

Acanthochitonidae – Acanthochitoninae: Notoplax costata (H. Adams & Angas, 1864) (‘ribbed chiton’)

Synonym(s): costata A. Adams & Angas, 1864 tasmanica Iredale & Hull, 1925.
Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst sponges, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Acanthochitonina
Family: Acanthochitonidae
Subfamily: Acanthochitoninae
Genus: Notoplax

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