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Tripoplax abyssicola  (Deep Sea Scaled Chiton)

Photo of Tripoplax abyssicola by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2293)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Chatham Strait, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Deep water, below 500 meters
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2293
Notes This deep water species is found by sorting through material snagged by deep water fishing gear. These were collected from the deepsea giant barnacle Chirona evermanni that were brought up along with commercial golden king crab pots at 500 meters depth.

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