Three-ribbed chiton

Rhyssoplax tricostalis (Pilsbry, 1894)

This less common Chiton was found at Tomahawk point in about 2 meters of water at low tide in a high energy wave zone

How to identify Rhyssoplax tricostalis?

Colour is variable in this species normally mottled with flecks of other colours. The keel is higher than other chitons, the girdle features fine scales

What habitats does Rhyssoplax tricostalis live in?

Can be found under rocks in the lower intertidal zones and subtitally to depths of around 10m

What is the distribution of Rhyssoplax tricostalis?

Can be found from Western Australia to Victoria including along Northern Tasmanian Coasts and the Bass Strait Islands

How big does Rhyssoplax tricostalis grow?

Can grow to around 30mm in length

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