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Cryptochiton stelleri  (Giant Chiton)

Photo of Cryptochiton stelleri by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2049)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal boulders
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2049
Notes The largest chiton in the world. Unique among local chitons in that the girdle completely covers the plates. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.

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