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Schizoplax brandtii  (Split-Plate Chiton)

Photo of Schizoplax brandtii by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2299)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Auke Bay, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2299
Notes This strange little chiton has the plates split down the middle and connected by a flexible band of cartilidge. Unlike many other chitons, this species is often found on hard substrate in very silty areas.


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