Katharina tunicata

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Black Katy chiton: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Katharina tunicata
Black Katy chiton (Katharina tunicata): This chiton is common on intertidal rocks, especially in the crevices of high-energy areas, from which it is very difficult to extricate. It is generally not found on smooth rocks. Often, its plates are also black and the entire chiton is difficult to detect. It is known as a mostly indigenous food source, but not widely eaten.

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