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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


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Chris Lindorff, Cathy Powers, David Francis and 1 others starred this.

  1. David Francis  Sypharochiton pelliserpentis added to the db.

    Reply • 30 Mar 2018

  2. David Francis  Barnacle family, Synagogidae also added.

    Reply • 30 Mar 2018

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Created 2018-03-30 04:28 PM (about 2 years ago)
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