Giant Chiton

Plaxiphora albida (Blainville, 1825)

Flattened oval-shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Usually dark green with cream bands, girdle brown with darker bands and long bristles.

How to identify Plaxiphora albida?

What habitats does Plaxiphora albida live in?

On and underocks Rock platforms on exposed coast

What is the distribution of Plaxiphora albida?

Southern Australia from WA to QLD including around Tasmania

How big does Plaxiphora albida grow?

Can grow up to 10 cm long

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