Sypharochiton torri

Description 2

Size 9 to 10mm long, 4.5 to 6mm wide. Dark coloured appearing smooth but covered in wrinkled patterns.

Similar to the snakeskin chiton Sypharochiton pelliserpentis, but half the size.

Distribution 2

Restricted to very south of the South Island, Bluff, and Stewart Island.

References 2

New Zealand Mollusca, Marine Land and Freshwater Shells, A W B Powell, 1979

Synonyms 2

Chiton torri (Suter, 1907) (original combination)

Sources and Credits

  1. Tony Wills, no known copyright restrictions (public domain), uploaded by Tony Wills
  2. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Places Bluff, Stewart Island