Corroded Ischnochiton

Ischnochiton cariosus Carpenter, 1879

Another of the common chitons found around the area, this species i find more in subtidal areas where they are more constantly underwater than other local species

How to identify Ischnochiton cariosus?

A flattend body that has an elongated oval shape with 8 shell sections the colour is variable from yellows to browns and has a fleshy girdle

What habitats does Ischnochiton cariosus live in?

Can be found under rocks from the intertidal zones to subtidal rocky reefs

What is the distribution of Ischnochiton cariosus?

Southern Australia from NSW to WA including around Tasmania

How big does Ischnochiton cariosus grow?

Can grow to around 50mm

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