General Description

Flattened oval-shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Usually dark green with cream bands, girdle brown with darker bands. Up to 10 cm long.


As these animals grow older, they become overgrown with algae and other small species such as barnacles and bryozoans. The shells may also become strongly eroded, removing features present on young, small animals. These Chitons appear to "home", returning to the same location after they have been out to feed.


Southern Australia.


Rock platforms on exposed coast, up to the high tide area, to depth of 16 m.

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