Flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Dark green or grey with lighter patches. Up to 2 cm long.
This small chiton is common on exposed rock platforms, but it avoids the extreme conditions here by sheltering in cracks and near other animals such as tube worms.
Exposed rock platforms, often those in mud, below mid tide level.
South-eastern Australia, excluding Tasmania. In Victoria, mainly central waters.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed