Leptochiton finlayi

Description 1

Small chiton, 6 to 8.5mm long, 3 to 4mm wide. Plates are pale pink with a green tinge to pale brown. The usual radial and front to back parallel ridges are made up of closely packed beads which become short spines along the rear edge.

Distribution 1

Found from 20 to 100m. Otago Heads , Stewart Island.

Synonyms 1

Lepidopleurus finlayi Ashby, 1929
Leptochiton finlayi Ashby, 1929


References 1

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

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Depth offshore
Places Otago, Stewart Island