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Gumboot chiton

Cryptochiton stelleri


The boot is Edible. Tastes like leather


Common in intertidal zone along the pacific NW

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Hema 4 years ago

great pic.These can live upto 40 years.They are resilient,taste bad and do not have any predators.If exposed at low tide,they can breathe in oxygen from the air.They feed on algae.

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