Flattened oval shaped body with 8 shell sections (valves) surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Body pattern varies, usually black with a white stripe along the middle. Other patterns include dark green, red, blue, brown to cream and with dots or V-shaped markings. Up to 4 cm long.
This species grazes on algae and animals that encrust rocks. There are a number of related species in Victorian waters.
Under rocks in tidal pools and shallow subtidal rocky reefs, to depth of 16 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed