Southern Chiton

Ischnochiton australis (Sowerby, 1840)

This large chiton is common it has a flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Usually dark green or green-blue in colour.

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What habitats does Ischnochiton australis live in?

Under rocks on most rock platforms, below mid tide level to depth of 12 m

What is the distribution of Ischnochiton australis?

South-eastern Australia from SA to southern QLD including Tasmania

How big does Ischnochiton australis grow?

Can grow up to arond 8cm

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