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Gumboot Chiton

Cryptochiton stelleri

Description:

Approx 8 inches long with what I would say is a foot ( almost like a snail ) Lives in Monterey Bay They have bone type things along the back, you can see bumps along the top, one bone type thing that came out when seagull pulled at its remains and opened it up. Washed up on shore / dead We came across it while Seagulls were pulling it apart

Habitat:

Ocean

Notes:

I see these dead along the coastal area / Asilomar Beach I often find the white bone things/ I call them angel wings ( see second photo ) It was several years before I came across me of the creatures it came from

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Deborah K
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Deborah K

Pacific Grove, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 5, 2013
Submitted on Jan 5, 2013

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