Elongate Chiton

Ischnochiton elongatus (Blainville, 1825)

Flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Body pattern varies, usually black with a white stripe along the middle. Other patterns include dark green, red, blue, brown to cream and with dots or V-shaped markings

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What habitats does Ischnochiton elongatus live in?

Under rocks in tidal pools and shallow subtidal rocky reefs, to depth of 16 m

What is the distribution of Ischnochiton elongatus?

South-eastern Australia

How big does Ischnochiton elongatus grow?

Up to 4 cm long

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