Loricella profundior

Description 1

Small chiton. Front plate proportionately very large, and skirt/girdle narrows towards the rear. Fine radial lines on the front plate. The rear plate and the middle of other plates has fine back to front lines/ridges, and there are also fine radial lines on the rear plate. Plates are a reddy-brown with mottles of off white and brick-red.

Distribution 1

240m deep, Forty Fours Islands, Chathams.

Synonyms 1

Paricoplax profundior (Dell, 1956) (original combination)


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 Chatham Islands