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What sea creature is this?

Postby wernerpels » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:38 pm

I found this animal washed up on the beach. A hard top with protruding white shell-like ridges. A soft "foot".

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Re: What sea creature is this?

Postby wbla3335 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:35 am

Looks like a chiton.
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Re: What sea creature is this?

Postby wernerpels » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:59 pm

wbla3335 wrote:Looks like a chiton.

I think you're right. The "white ridges" are apparently the remains of the articulated shell plates that normally cover it.
This one seems to correspond to photos of the "gumboot" chiton.
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