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These are called chitons. Chitons are mollusks, so this is more closely related to snails and clams than it is to bugs such as cockroaches.
TIERRA BOMBA, IS A SMALL ISLAND, NEAR CARTAGENA (COLOMBIA) IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA. IN NOVEMBER I VISIT IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHEN I WANTED SHELLS ON THE BEACH, LOCAL CHILDREN, DELIVERED ME A PIECE OF CORAL, WITH AN ANIMAL LIKE A TRILOBITE, AND THINK IT WAS A FOSIL, BUT WHEN I TRIED TO TAKE IT AWAY, I FEEL THAT IT MOVED, AND ADHIRED MORE TO THE CORAL, THEN I DISCOVERED THAT I WAS ALIVE. THEN I APPROACHED A SMALL SPRING CLOSE TO THE BEACH, AND THERE WERE MANY OF THEM IN THE ROCKS, OF DIFFERENT SIZES, AND WHEN I TOUCHED THEM, I HEARD A SOUND, WHEN I EXPULSED THE AIR BY ITS EDGES AND REDUCED IN SIZE A FEW MILIMETERS. I GUESS IS A KIND OF "SEA COCKROACH"
Can you tell us a little about where you found it/
This is not a cockroach! This is one of the most beautiful pictures of a gumboot chiton.Wow!
Hello CESAR and Welcome to the Project Noah community!We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours). There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions . A mission you should join is the http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2166... to chose the best wild photo of 2017,only the spottings added to that mission are eligible.Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme :) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures". So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around :)
Spotted on Nov 18, 2017 Submitted on Dec 1, 2017