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California Spiny Chiton

Nuttallina californica


I'm not 100 percent on this ID. It was covered in a grayish algae and it was eating a pink coralline algae (a favorite food for chitons). About 8 cm long.


Spotted in a tide pool at Tongue Point. Usually found in crevices or depressions, under corallines, or in between mussels and barnacles; in exposed to moderately exposed areas.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on Apr 30, 2019

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