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Sea Cradle , Chiton

Sea Cradle , Chiton

Common Name: Sea Cradle , Chiton.

Scientific Name:  Chiton sp.

Chitons have a dorsal shell, which is composed of eight separate shell plates. These plates overlap somewhat at the front and back edges, and yet articulate well with one another. The chitons are verious in color ranging from white-brown to green, yelow and even red. They usualy curl up into a ball when removed from the surface. Some grow up to 33 cm in length but ones found in the aquarium usualy do not grow larger than 1-6 cm. They are usualy introduced to the aquarium by liverock collected in the ocean.

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