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Lined chiton

Tonicella lineata


About 5 cm in length. Tonicella lineata is a colorful chiton with a reddish brown hairless girdle that has yellow spots. Each of its eight plates are covered with greenish blue zig-zag lines.


Spotted on a rock with crustose coralline algae, which it eats. Found in the north Pacific Ocean.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2019
Submitted on Aug 4, 2019

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