TITLE

Chiton

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Chiton, a genus of marine mollusk. The boat-shaped shell of the chiton is composed of overlapping symmetrical plates. The chiton clings tightly to rocks and easily resists heavy surf with its powerful foot. Very small species are found on the Atlantic coast. A larger species, 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) long, occurs in the Gulf of Mexico and on the western coast of the United States.
ACCESSION #
37309934

 

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