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Keeled chiton

Observed: 22nd August 2013 By: tommoses
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
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Description:

strongly keeled 50mm tufted greem brown chiton, regular spacing of bristle tufts, broad spiny girdle

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Isavar's picture

this has too be my favourite

this has too be my favourite iSpot of the week!!! Chitons are fascinating creatures!!
Thank you!!

Isabel- iSpot mentor for the London region

tommoses's picture

they are, in londonish, well

they are, in londonish, well bad y'get me? pleasure treasure!

Discovery Ranger Tom
PCNPA

JoC's picture

A. fascicularis

Zooming in on the keeled valves, it looks like this one might be quite old; there are traces of a spirorbid tube and plenty of small (bored?) holes. I wonder how long they live.

Jo

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NB, like many of this

NB, like many of this species, it has a sponge coating either side of the keel.