Length: small, up to 8 mm long, twice as long as wide the smallest Irish chiton
Tegmentum colour: white, but mostly stained with dirty brown, or black mineral deposits
Sculpture: very small roundish granules arranged close together in longitudinal series on central area of intermediate valves, and in radiating rows on the lateral areas. Diagonal rib only apparent from the different sculpture pattern.
Girdle: Relatively narrow and covered by small round scales.
Bathymetric range: from low-water to 920 m
Geographic range: Found in the northeastern Atlantic, from the Shetland Islands to Spain.
Similar species: Leptochiton asellus, Leptochiton scabridus
Taxonomy and Synonymy:
Leptochitonidae Dall, 1889
GENUS: LEPTOCHITON Gray, 1847
Subgenus: LEPTOCHITON s.s.
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby G.B. II 1840 : Chiton)
= Chiton tuberculatus Leach 1852
= Lepidopleurus sulci Baluk 1971
Synonyms (=); Dubious synonyms (?); Mis-identifications (!)