Chiton - Acanthochitona Crinita
Chiton - Acanthochitona Crinita

Chiton - "Acanthochitona Crinita"
The wide fleshy girdle possesses 18-20 conspicuous tufts of colourless bristles .
The edge of the girdle is fringed by a row of spines .
'Coat-of-mail' shells get they're name from the armoured appearance of the valves like links in chain mail.
These eight valves allow Acanthochitona Crinita to bend and tightly cling onto uneven rock surfaces. When dislodged, they roll up like woodlice.
It feeds by grazing material from the rock surface using its radula. Most common in the low shore or shallow subtidal areas but can occur to a depth of 50m.

Ref: 10851

Date: 20/09/2012

Location: Cave - Barafundle

Chiton - Acanthochitona Crinita

Chiton - "Acanthochitona Crinita"
The wide fleshy girdle possesses 18-20 conspicuous tufts of colourless bristles .
The edge of the girdle is fringed by a row of spines .
'Coat-of-mail' shells get they're name from the armoured appearance of the valves like links in chain mail.
These eight valves allow Acanthochitona Crinita to bend and tightly cling onto uneven rock surfaces. When dislodged, they roll up like woodlice.
It feeds by grazing material from the rock surface using its radula. Most common in the low shore or shallow subtidal areas but can occur to a depth of 50m.

Ref: 10851

Date: 20/09/2012

Location: Cave - Barafundle