Yerburyi Chiton (Ischnochiton yerburyi)

Also known as Ischno Chiton, Sea Cradle, Textile Chiton, Yerburyi Sea Cradle

Description

Also known as Ischno Chiton, Sea Cradls, Textile Chiton, Yerburyi Sea Cradle.

Found partially buried under granite rocks, coral slabs and coarse sand over coastal reefs.
They feed on algae and zooplankton.
Length - ?cm
Depth - 0-24m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean

Chitons have few predators and can live up to 40 years. Their shell has eight overlapping plates surrounded by a fleshy girdle. Ref: http://www.sealifebase.org/summary/Ischnochiton-yerburyi.html

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