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Chitons again

Observed: 21st May 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Description:

I hadn't realised they are so flexible. Considering that are pretty firmly attached to the rock (like limpets) one might assume they didn't need the curling reflex. So I'm now wondering if they use such curling to relocate, using currents or surge.
At no stage during my 'molestation' was it completely closed.
Note too, picture 1, how adaptive-camouflaged it is.
TWENTY is 9mm

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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names

Once again L.scabridus has appeared in the ID Panel links.
I also see there is some spelling interest - L.cinerea for cinareus. The former now seems to be the preferred name.
http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140143
and
http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=mollusca&men...
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This is the link to L. cinerea

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names

I have just posted up a new one with yet another different name!!
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/343438
See
http://eol.org/pages/451167/names/synonyms
I think this happens when we are not watching!
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blank areas

Thanks (are you registered with the new NBN system? http://staging.testnbn.net/
Still under test but excellent.

The Datamaps for this have some very interesting blank bits for certain coastlines.
...........<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>...........
I think Admin might be finding it difficult keeping up with many things at the mo.
I am completely uncertain about the value of Interactions and the space it takes -
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/330682
and now the double row of (at first glance unrelated) photos
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/330689
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