Ischnochiton comptus   (Gould,  1859) (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Color: Pale brown with three distinct, white longitudinal bands in the centre of each valve, diverging anteriorly and separated by two narrow triangular patches of the ground color.

Animal is moderately broad, oblong-ovate and somewhat flattened. The girdle is fairly wide. The lateral areas of the valves are coarsely ribbed with radiating ridges which are cut up into whitish tubercles. The surface of the central areas is sculptured with very minute, regular granulation. The scales on the surface of the girdle are closely packed and longitudinally elongate.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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