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Mossy chiton

Mopalia muscosa


Mopalia muscosa ia an eight plated oval shaped mollusk surrounded by bristly hairs that grow to about 2.2 in.


Spotted in tidepools at Tongue Point. They are usually found on rocks, especially in areas of low to moderate surf; found in estuaries. Depth Range: 0 to 5 m


Occurs from British Columbia, Canada, to Baja California Mexico.

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Brian38 a year ago

Thank you so much Leuba. Tongue Point is so amazing and beautiful. It is definitely the best place along the Washington coast to explore tide pools. I found many interesting creatures that I'll be posting over the next few weeks.

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Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Tongue Point sounds an interesting place ! Nice pics.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on Apr 23, 2019

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