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Green Chiton

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Scientific name
Ischnochiton australis 
Common name
Green Chiton
Life on the Edge
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Group
Chitons
Where to find
Underside of basalt boulders
Description

These large chitons are greenish coloured and have eight overlapping plates making up their shell. The shell is surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Up to 9 cm long

These herbivorous chitons are common on the underside of the basalt boulders on the Bluff. They move quickly (relatively!) if exposed to light.

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