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Mopalia hindsii  (Hind's Mopalia)

Photo of Mopalia hindsii by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2281)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location John Brown's Beach, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2281
Notes 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.

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