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Black Katy chiton

Katharina tunicata

Description:

The Black Katy chiton is an eight plated, oval shaped mollusk that is about 2 inches long (5 cm). The shiny plates give it articulated movement allowing it to move across uneven surfaces, usually rocks.

Habitat:

Spotted on an exposed rock at low tide. Tongue Point. Mopalia muscosa is an inter-tidal species.

Notes:

Range is Alaska to Baha California. This species is protected in the USA under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

It's a toothy smile, or someone has lost a denture. Wonderful spotting, Brian.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Nice foto. Interesting info. Thanks Brian.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2019
Submitted on Apr 9, 2019

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