Flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Colour variable, often brightly so with second and third valves partly or fully red, or second to seventh valves white. Up to 4 cm long.
This is one of the more colourful chiton species on Victoria's rocky shores. A similar species, which is also spectacularly coloured, occurs in far eastern Victoria.
Under rocks, below low tide level to depth of about 5 m.
South-eastern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed