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Plaxiphora boydeni
Scientific classification
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Class:
Order:
Neoloricata
Family:
Mopaliidae
Genus:
Plaxiphora Gray, 1847
Species:
P. boydeni

Murdoch, 1982

Plaxiphora boydeni is a small uncommon chiton in the family Mopaliidae, endemic to the East Coast of the South Island, New Zealand, Stewart Island and the Chatham and Subantarctic Islands.

Description and Habitat

A flat oval chiton with a nondescript appearance and no distinct markings on the often eroded valves apart from the occasional white blotch. Girdle narrow, cream to mid-brown, also with occasional white blotches, covered in nodules. Usually attached to open rock surfaces on wave-exposed shores in the mid to low intertidal zone.

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