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Leptochiton rugatus  (Dwarf Chiton)

Photo of Leptochiton rugatus by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2300)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Middle Island, Sitka Sound Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Mid to low intertidal zone, under rocks
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2300
Notes This tiny (under 1 cm) chiton is usually solid white or off-white. It is found on the undersides of rocks that are partially buried in shell-hash and mud (material composed of broken shelly fragments, becomes a rust color a few inches down)


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