E-Fauna Photo Gallery
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2280)
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Middle Island, Sitka Sound
October 27, 2007
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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.