Contracted Chiton

Ischnochiton contractus


Described as having fine concentrically granulated areas on the lateral edges of the valves including on the terminal valves whilst the more medial areas are described as being finely ridged. The colouration variable and described as being flammed to brown in the middle.

How to identify the Ischnochiton contractus?


Can be found intertidally and subtidally under rocks


Southern Australia from WA to Victoria including around Tasmania


Can grow to around 45mm

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