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Tonicella lineata  (Red-Lined Chiton)

Photo of Tonicella lineata by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2274)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Halibut Point, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Mid to low intertidal zone
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2274
Notes The red-lined chiton is probably the most common of the West Coast Tonicella species. Highly variable, the most consistent unique feature are the very fine, concentric lines on the headplate (in this photo at the top) which are bordered with dark brown in this species (in the somewhat similar T. undocaerulea the concentric lines are not bordered by dark brown).

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