Chitons

  • Chitons
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West Cape  - Cape Conran0296
Family Lepidopleuridae
Name Leptochiton badius
Distribution Rottnest Is WA, NW Tas, and from Spencer Gulf SA to Point Cartwright Qld
Photograph details West Cape - Cape Conran 1/03/2006 9:12:00 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Callistochiton antiquus
Habitat under rocks
Distribution W SA to E Vic and Tas.
Photograph details Rye 16 Beach 27/01/2007 10:50:47 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Callochiton crocinus
Habitat on encrusting red algae on high energy coasts
Distribution Rottnest Is WA along the south coast to Caloundra Qld, including N & SE Tas
Photograph details Fingal Beach 16/03/1997 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Eudoxochiton inornatus
Notes SA records = C. crocinus (KGH)
Distribution commonly found all around Tas, Vic records uncertain
Photograph details Cape Paterson 17/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

West Cape  - Cape Conran7848
Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton (Haploplax) lentiginosus
Notes SA records erroneous (KGH)
Distribution eastern Vic to Collaroy NSW
Photograph details West Cape - Cape Conran 1/03/2006 9:49:00 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton (Haploplax) smaragdinus
Notes Includes C. resplendens
Habitat rocky coasts
Distribution Sth WA to Sth NSW, N Tas
Photograph details San Remo 26/01/2002 Photographed by Leon Altoff
One of our most exquisite chitons.

 

CapePaterson2807
Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton (Haploplax) thomasi
Distribution Freemantle WA, SA, Vic easternmost record Inverloch 38 38S 145 43 E
Photograph details Inverloch - Cape Paterson 23/03/2007 7:46:57 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

Rye16Beach9573
Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton (Heterozona) cariosus
Habitat rocky coasts
Distribution Normalup WA, Gulf St Vincent SA, Vic from Portland to Nooramunga, Twofold Bay NSW, Tas
Photograph details Rye 16 Beach 27/01/2007 10:42:48 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

Joiners Channel- Cape Conran7680
Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton (Ischnoradsia) australis
Habitat rocky coasts
Distribution Great Aust Bight to Sth Qld, Tas
Photograph details Joiners Channel - Cape Conran 28/02/2006 11:23:13 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton elongatus
Habitat exposed rocky coasts
Distribution common along southern shores from Sharks Bay WA to just beyond Wilsons Prom Vic, Bass Strait Islands
Photograph details Fingal Beach 16/03/1997 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton lineolatus
Habitat silty reefs
Distribution Normalup WA to Venus Bay Vic, single record from east Bass Strait, Tas
Photograph details Marengo 17/03/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton torri
Notes Feeds on dead seagrass detritus
Habitat around reefs and under rocks in seagrass beds
Distribution Rottnest Island WA to Port Phillip Vic and the Bass Strait Islands
Photograph details Honeysuckle Point 12/01/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton variegatus
Habitat sheltered sites on rocky shores
Distribution Esperance Bay WA to Wilsons Prom Vic, also known from King Island, Bass Strait, Tas
Photograph details Loch Ard Gorge 16/02/2005 3:05:13 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton versicolor
Distribution Robe SA to Taree NSW, northern coast of Tas, Port Arthur, SE Tas, and Robbins Island
Photograph details Blanket Bay, Pt Lewis 15/02/2004 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Ischnochiton virgatus
Habitat exposed rocky shores
Distribution Shark Bay WA to Phillip Island Vic, Yas
Photograph details Cape Paterson 17/02/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

OffPointAnderson1318
Family Ischnochitonidae
Name Stenochiton cymodocealis
Habitat Amphibolis antactica seagrass
Distribution Geraldton WA to Walkerville Vic, Nth Tas
Photograph details Portland - Off Anderson Point 22/02/2007 9:41:12 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

6114
Family Mopaliidae
Name Plaxiphora albida
Habitat rocks
Distribution half way up the western coast of WA to E Vic, Tas
Photograph details Skenes Creek 16/03/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff
Heavily eroded.

 

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Family Schizochitonidae
Name Lorica volvox
Habitat under slabs on exposed rocky coasts
Distribution Sth WA to Sth Qld, Tas
Photograph details Griffith Is 4/04/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chitonidae
Name Rhyssoplax calliozona
Habitat rocks in sand
Distribution W SA to E Vic, Tas
Photograph details Fingal Beach 16/03/1997 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chitonidae
Name Rhyssoplax diaphora
Habitat high energy coasts
Distribution SA, Cape Nelson to Walkerville (M&G)
Photograph details Inverloch - Eagles Nest 25/03/2007 9:42:32 AM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chitonidae
Name Rhyssoplax jugosa
Distribution Point Hicks Vic (M&G) to Cape banks NSW
Photograph details Bastion Point 8/03/2002 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Chitonidae
Name Rhyssoplax tricostalis
Habitat in silt under rocks
Distribution Sth WA to E Vic, Tas
Photograph details Griffiths Island Inlet 24/03/2003 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

Joiners Channel- Cape Conran7472
Family Chitonidae
Name Sypharochiton pelliserpentis
Distribution Cape Conran to NSW
Photograph details Joiners Channel - Cape Conran 28/02/2006 2:40:45 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Cryptoplacidae
Name Cryptoplax striata
Habitat under rocks
Distribution Sth WA to E Vic
Photograph details Griffith Is 4/04/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

YellowRockPortland1882
Family Acanthochitonidae
Name Acanthochitona bednalli
Habitat mud, mangroves
Distribution SW WA to E Vic, Tas
Photograph details Portland - Yellow Rock 24/02/2007 5:06:47 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Acanthochitonidae
Name Acanthochitona retrojectus
Distribution Mallacoota, Wilsons Prom, Phillip Island, Port Phillip Bay, Cape Otway, Vic (M&G)
Photograph details Griffith Point San Remo 3/01/1999 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Acanthochitonidae
Name Bassethullia matthewsi
Habitat on rock under sand
Distribution Margaret River WA to Walkerville Vic
Photograph details Kitty Miller Bay 15/12/2001 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

SaxonReefPortland10m2067
Family Acanthochitonidae
Name Notoplax rubrostrata
Habitat in sponges
Distribution King Island, Port Arthur Tas, Point Lincoln, Port Hughes SA, southern PPB Vic, Port Jackson NSW
Photograph details Portland - Saxon Reef 24/02/2007 9:38:32 PM Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Acanthochitonidae
Name Notoplax sp.
Photograph details Settlement Point 22/01/2000 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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Family Acanthochitonidae
Name Notoplax subspeciosa
Notes A junior synonym of N. addenta (Gowlett-Holmes pers comm)
Habitat in sponges
Distribution Port Lincoln SA to Sth NSW, Tas
Photograph details Griffith Is 4/04/1998 Photographed by Leon Altoff

 

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