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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ischnochitonidae – Ischnochitoninae: Stenochiton pilsbryanus (Bednall, 1896) (‘Pilsbry’s seagrass-chiton’)

Synonym(s): pilsbryanus Bednall, 1897.
Typical shell-length 45 mm. Lives subtidally amongst seagrass, especially attached to leaf-bases of Heterozostera nigricaulis and Posidonia spp, remaining low down by day. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Polyplacophora
Subclass: Chelodina
Order: Neoloricata
Superfamily: Ischnochitonina
Family: Ischnochitonidae
Genus: Stenochiton

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