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Mopalia ferreirai  (Ferreira's Mopalia)

Photo of Mopalia ferreirai by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2280)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Middle Island, Sitka Sound Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2280
Notes This chiton is quite similar to the very closely related Mopalia spectabilis, in fact genetic evidence shows the the two species only recently separated. M. ferreirai has denser, more 'moss-like' girdle hairs than does M. spectabilis. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in tidepool.


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