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Chiton, Giant

Plaxiphora obtecta

Haka hiwihiwi
Chiton, Giant

Invertebrate

Mollusca

Polyplacophora

Mopaliidae

Rocky Shore Intertidal
Rocky Shore Intertidal

Feeding:
Grazer Feeder
Grazer Feeder
Distribution:
New Zealand
New Zealand
Edibility:
Inedible
Inedible
Size:
Coin Sized
Coin Sized



A large species with a dark green shell with paler stripe down the middle. The girdle is brown.


Found around NZ but most common on the North Island. Usually found in crevices and around the holdfasts of algae on exposed shorelines.


Grazer.



shorelines.



Coastal Marine Inverts Vol1