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Molluscs of Tasmania

Acanthochitonidae – Acanthochitoninae: Notoplax speciosa (H. Adams, 1862) (‘pretty chiton’)

Synonym(s): speciosa H. Adams, 1861 spongialis Ashby, 1923.
Typical shell-length 45 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst sponges, on which it feeds. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand.


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

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