species: Cryptoplax elioti in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cryptoplax elioti

©Anne Hoggett: Cryptoplax elioti on underside of rubble on the NE coast of Lizard Island. 4 cm long. Thanks to Bruno Anseeuw (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris) for the identification.

©Anne Hoggett: Anterior end of Cryptoplax eliotion the NE coast of Lizard island. 4 cm long.

©Anne Hoggett: Underside of Cryptoplax elioti NE coast of Lizard Island. 4 cm long.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Polyplacophora
Order Chitonida
Family Cryptoplacidae
Genus Cryptoplax
Species Cryptoplax elioti



Distinguishing features

First two valves are visible, others deeply embedded in cuticle. Uniformly pale orange/brown. Found under rubble.

Bruno Anseeuw identified the photos and advises that this appears to be only the second record of the species from Australia (Aug 2020).


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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