Chiton found on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay (May 2006).
No interactions present.
In the North Sea we seem to get less Chitons than anywhere else. I rockpool frequently at Scarborough and so far have only found two species, of which the most common is Lepidochitona cinereus. It would seem most likely that this chiton would probably be that.
Thanks for the advice. What is the other species that you tend to find in the area?
The other Chiton species is the Bristly Chiton, Acanthochitona crinita, which I have seen twice in the past three years.
As far as your picture goes, it is possible that there are chiton species very similar to Lepidochitona cinereus, but this is the safest bet from a photograph - at least in my opinion.
It's a minor thing Paul, but you may wish to correct the name -
It now occurs to me though, that we could spend our lives correcting names!
Weirdly it used to be spelt Lepidochitona cinereus, & I've a 2004 bk (& 2 older) with that spelling.
Yes Chris, it's Lepidochitona cinereus in Hayward & Ryland.
The EXCELLENT Collins Complete Guide to British Coastal Wildlife 2012 is L.cinerea.
You wonder who sits on the Name Changing Committees and if they remember the names of their own children!
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