Fuzzy Chiton (Acanthopleura granulata)

Also known as Curb, Sea Cradle, West Indian Fuzzy Chiton

Description

Also known as Curb, Sea Cradle, West Indian Fuzzy Chiton.

Found clinging to rocks along very shallow intertidal shorelines of rocky coastlines and in tidepools.
They feed nocturnally on various algae.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 0-1m
Widespread Western Central Atlantic

Chitons have few predators and can live up to 40 years. Their shell has eight overlapping plates surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthopleura_granulata

2 comments

  1. Posted by David
    March 27, 2020 at 06:31 am - 1 person found this useful.

    I appreciate the information, the narrator on "Naked and Afraid" did not make it clear. I now have a good understanding of what it is......

  2. Posted by Joyce
    March 24, 2020 at 07:27 am - 1 person found this useful.

    Thanks for having info of what a Curb is. A person on "Naked and Afraid" ate them so we wondered what they were. Google didn't even have any listings for a sea curb.

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