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“CHITON PLATESSA. Testa parva, tenuis, elongato-ovalis, trans­versim arcuata, citrino-olivacea, ubique minutissimè punctata; areis lateralibus parvis,vix elevatis, lineis 2-3 inconspicuis striatis; areis centralibus lineis confertis acutis granulatis arcuatim decus­satis; valvâ posticâ magnâ, obscurè radiatâ; margine virente, fusco tessellato, minutissimè granulato: intus cæruleo-virescens. Long. 8/7, lat. 9/20 poll. Hab. New South Wales.


Similar in its general aspect to C. fruticosus, but smaller, smoother, and the sculpture of the lateral areas and terminal valves entirely different. It is almost exactly like fig. 67 of the "Conchological Illustrations."”



(Gould, 1846: 143)


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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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