Ischnochiton cariosus

Ischnochiton cariosus
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Size: 5 cm

Distribution: All SA coast and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky areas and reef under rocks

Depth: Lower intertidal and subtidal

Ischnochiton cariosus
Ischnochiton cariosus
Ischnochiton cariosus
Ischnochiton cariosus
Ischnochiton cariosus

This large ischnochiton ranges from cream to dark brown, but is usually a sandy brown colour. Its girdle is usually a similar colour, and has a ring of pale scales close to the valves. Its primary distinguishing features are the heavy longitudinal ribbing on the lateral areas of the valves, with lighter longitudinal ribbing in the pleural area.