Narrow, flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Plates (valves) on top of the body are small and most are separated by skin (girdle). Brown to red-brown, or with bands of light and dark colour. Up to 12 cm long.
This worm-like chiton is known for its small valves which are embedded in a comparatively large fleshy girdle. The valves are often touching in young individuals, separating as the animal grows older. They can twist their body more than most chitons because of these small, separated plates.
Under rocks, in tidal pools, to below low tide level, to depth of 36 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed