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Mossy chiton

Mopalia muscosa

Description:

This Mossy chiton was about 5 cm long. It's girdle is covered with stiff hairs. The eight plates that are visible allow the chiton to move across uneven surfaces.

Habitat:

Spotted on an exposed rock at low tide at a rocky beach.

Notes:

Found on the west coast of North America.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 weeks ago

So cool. I had no idea there were so many species of chitons. I obviously pays to go spotting when the tide is low. Well done, Brian.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.33, Long: -124.49

Spotted on May 19, 2019
Submitted on May 25, 2019

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