Contracted Chiton

Ischnochiton contractus (Reeve, 1847)

Described as having fine concentrically granulated areas on the lateral edges of the valves including on the terminal valves whilst the more medial areas are described as being finely ridged. The colouration variable and described as being flammed to brown in the middle.

How to identify Ischnochiton contractus?

What habitats does Ischnochiton contractus live in?

Can be found intertidally and subtidally under rocks

What is the distribution of Ischnochiton contractus?

Southern Australia from WA to Victoria including around Tasmania

How big does Ischnochiton contractus grow?

Can grow to around 45mm

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