TITLE

CHITONS

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Alaska Almanac;2008, Issue 32, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on chitons, from a chapter of the book "The Alaska Almanac," 32nd Edition is presented. They are marine mollusks which are oval-shaped and have shells made up of eight overlapping plates. According to this chapter, the gumboot is the largest chiton in the world and is prized as traditional food by southeastern Alaska Natives.
ACCESSION #
42095359

Tags: ALASKA Almanac, The (Book);  CHITONS;  MOLLUSKS;  INVERTEBRATES;  SHELLFISH;  GIANT Pacific chiton

 

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