Chitons are molluscs that live on the rocky shore. Their shells are made up of several plates that act like a protective armour. They are flexible enough to allow the chiton to securely attach to uneven rock surfaces.

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North America
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Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
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mollusc: shell
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ACANTHOCHITONIDAE: Choneplax lata (Guilding): chiton