Craspedoplax variabilis

Craspedoplax variabilis
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Size: 16 mm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky coast under rocks

Depth: Lower intertidal to 10+ metres

This oval-shaped acanthochiton has relatively wide valves for the family. Mostly mottled brown or green, its pattern and colour can be very variable. The distinguishing characteristics is the wide triangular jugum with longitudinal grooves, although members of this family can be difficult to differentiate.