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    • #17156
      wernerpels
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      I found this animal washed up on the beach. A hard top with protruding white shell-like ridges. A soft "foot".

    • #113273
      wbla3335
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      Looks like a chiton.

    • #113277
      wernerpels
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      quote wbla3335:

      Looks like a chiton.

      I think you’re right. The "white ridges" are apparently the remains of the articulated shell plates that normally cover it.
      This one seems to correspond to photos of the "gumboot" chiton.

    • #115343
      clarissology
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      Definitely a Chiton. They like to creep around the bottom of the ocean floor..

    • #115345
      clarissology
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      I’m a diver and see them fairly often. You sometimes see them with oysters also. I’ve done a little pearl diving in a effort to find some beautiful pearls like those. Haven’t had much luck as of yet. Nice find on the chiton.

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