Magnificent chiton

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
60/1919/15
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collection Area Region
South America
Collector Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Common Name
magnificent chiton
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
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CHITONIDAE: Chiton magnificus Deshayes: magnificent chiton