Shell colour polymorphism in the chiton
Ischnochiton striolatus (Gray, 1828) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) and habitat heterogeneity.
While working on diverse projects, chitons
, keyhole limpets and octopuses were examined over a period of three years, looking for morphological abnormalities, performed through fieldwork and reviewing the mollusk collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Chile (MNHNCL).
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.
Up until now, records of chitons
from the Sao Tome and Principe Islands have been restricted to four species, in four separate families: Lepidochitona rolani Kaas & Strack, 1986, Rhyssoplax canariensis (d'Orbigny, 1839), Craspedochiton foresti (Leloup, 1965) and, probably, Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) (Table 3).
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.
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.
Visit tide pools at low tide to see starfish, chitons
, limpets, green anemone and several kinds of small crabs and fish.