Length: small, up to 8 mm long, twice as long as wide
Tegmentum colour: dirty white, but mostly stained with yellow or brown mineral deposits
Sculpture: distinct, separated, roundish granules arranged in longitudinal series on central area of intermediate valves, and in radiating rows on the lateral areas. Granules become larger toward the margin.
Girdle: Relatively narrow and covered by small round scales.
Bathymetric range: sublittoral; lives under stones embedded in sand below the low water mark
Geographic range: Found in the north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
Similar species: Leptochiton asellus, Leptochiton cancellatus
Taxonomy and Synonymy:
Leptochitonidae Dall, 1889
GENUS: LEPTOCHITON Gray, 1847
Subgenus: LEPTOCHITON s.s.
Leptochiton scabridus (Jeffreys 1880 : Chiton)
= Leptochiton scabridus aremoricus Dell'Angelo & Palazzi 1986
Synonyms (=); Dubious synonyms (?); Mis-identifications (!)