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Lined Chiton

Tonicella sp.

Description:

Tonicella insignis or Tonicella lineata. I am leaning toward T. insignis because the lines look more white than blue to me

Habitat:

Tide pool on Thalloid Red Algae


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12 Comments

Machi
Machi 3 years ago

Thanks namitha and sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Congrats Machi.....

namitha
namitha 3 years ago

What a beauty!!! Congratulations...

Machi
Machi 3 years ago

Thanks Liza and Chris! And thank you Ashley and the other PN rangers for selecting this as spotting of the day!

WilliamsFamily
WilliamsFamily 3 years ago

Chiton are so weird, great spotting!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Machi, this unusual mollusk has been selected as Spotting of the Day!

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LizaFandino
LizaFandino 3 years ago

Beautiful! Makes we want to head out to a tide pool!

Machi
Machi 3 years ago

Thanks Albert!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Nice looking Chiton!

Machi
Machi 3 years ago

There was some coral-looking stuff in the tide pools, but I am not sure what it is

Hema
Hema 3 years ago

What is that white beady stuff in the last pic?

Hema
Hema 3 years ago

wow!

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.68, Long: -152.47

Spotted on May 30, 2016
Submitted on Jun 23, 2016

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