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© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2281)
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John Brown's Beach, Sitka Sound, Alaska
October 27, 2007
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This common chiton is the largest of the west coast Mopalia species, sometimes exceeding 10 cm in length. The plate sculpturing is distinct, being described as a 'basket weave" pattern. In some individuals the plates are very dark, nearly black.