Select Page
Molluscs of Tasmania

Acanthochitonidae – Acanthochitoninae: Notoplax rubrostrata (Torr, 1912) (‘red-lined chiton’)

Synonym(s): rubrostrata Torr, 1912 extra Iredale & Hull, 1925.
Typical shell-length 45 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst sponges, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


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

species image
locality map