Observation 2018-03-22 03:51 PM
Tags / Aspects
A mollusc with a flattened body and eight distinctive overlapping plates that protect them from predators and crashing waves. This chiton was grey-green in colour, about 63 mm x 35 mm. The girdle encircling the plates had a snake-skin like appearance giving it the common name "snakeskin chiton".
These chitons were found along with barnacles, attached to the side of a rock in an intertidal rocky shore (Cape Conran) off the south coast of Victoria facing the Bass Strait.
This species is said to prefer rock surfaces in the mid-tide region, rather than under rocks in lower -or sub-tidal zones.
Date & Time
2018-03-22 03:51 PM
-37.798165 , 148.741518 : 18.797 m
Near Cape Conran VIC 3888, Australia
|NS Observation No.||5ABDC873ED2A896BAF008930|
|Created||2018-03-30 04:28 PM (over 1 year ago)|
|Created By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Updated||2018-05-28 03:23 PM (about 1 year ago)|
|Updated By||Leuba Ridgway|
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