Flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Colour variable, including brown, green or red, or second and third valves white. Up to 3 cm long.
This uncommon species has one of the more rough, sculptured shells among the chiton group. It grazes on algae, encrusting invertebrates and sponges for food.
Under rocks, below low tide level to depth of 20 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed