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Mossy chiton

Mopalia muscosa

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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1 Comment

Brian38
Brian38 2 months 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.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Tongue Point sounds an interesting place ! Nice pics.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.71

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

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