Re: Chiton or slug?

January 29, 2003
From: Frans Slieker

Dear Dee,
The animal in question is not a member of the Acanthochitonidae but, as Bill suggested, is indeed a Cryptoplax: Cryptoplax striata (Lamarck, 1819) to be exact. Usually only the last four of its valves are spaced. You'll find an example of a live specimen on my chiton page:

Hope I helped you out.
Kind regards
Frans Slieker
Rotterdam Museum of Natural History
The Netherlands

Thanks Frans,
Bill Rudman

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