Saffron Chiton

Callochiton Callochiton (Reeve, 1847)

This less common Chiton can be found locally around Tomahawk and is known from recorded speciemens at Tomahawk Point in the subtidal zone under rocks

How to identify Callochiton Callochiton?

It features a shell that is ovate in shape with waved wrinkles, the surface is very minutely punctured giving it an appearance like a coarse cloth or canvas. The girdle is wide densely covered with elongate spicules, always laying flat on the girdle surface.

Colour is variable often pink, mottled or splashed with white, otherwise patterned in reddish browns or greens

What habitats does Callochiton Callochiton live in?

Can be found under boulders and stones in the low intertidal zone and subtial areas.

What is the distribution of Callochiton Callochiton?

Can be found around Southern Australia From southern Queensland to Western Australia including around Tasmania, it can also be found in New Zealand

How big does Callochiton Callochiton grow?

Can grow to around 20 to 36mm long, 12.5 to 21mm wide

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