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chiton

the common name for any member of the class Polyplacophora (= Loricata) - primitive molluscs which have a creeping foot and a dorsal shell formed of a series of plates (usually 8).
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Species composition and vertical distribution of chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) in a rocky intertidal zone of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Yet the positioning of the eyes and their growth habits show how chitons compensate for that, Li and his colleagues report in the Nov.
Intercontinental tests of the effects of habitat patch type on the distribution of chitons within and among patches in intertidal boulder field landscapes.
Based on our results, their conclusions can likely be extended to another molluscan group: the chitons.
Kisailus, who uses nature as inspiration to design next generation engineering products and materials, started studying chitons five years ago because he was interested in abrasion and impact-resistant materials.
the team thinks that aplacophorans actually evolved from chitons by shedding their shells.
On the Ecology of the Caribbean Chitons Acanthopleura granulata Gmelin and Chiton tuberculatus Linne: Density, Mortality, Feeding, Reproduction, and Growth.
The structure and function of hemocyanin have been intensively studied in cephalopods and gastropods, and they are also found in chitons and some bivalves (Van Holde and Miller, 1995).
The Bidarki Project studied black leather chitons (Katharina tunicata) in the lower Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
A preliminary taxonomic survey of the chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) of Isla Margarita.
1997), and lamprey GnRH-I (1GnRH-I) and tunicate GnRH-I (tGnRH-I) stimulate spawning and gamete release in the chitons, Mopalia sp.
Visit tide pools at low tide to see starfish, chitons, limpets, green anemone and several kinds of small crabs and fish.