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Snakeskin Chiton (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis) This photo shows the chitons in their natural habitat on the sides of a rock on a rocky shore (inter-tidal zone), amongst barnacles and other moluscs. Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Sypharochiton pelliserpentis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Snakeskin Chiton (Sypharochiton pelliserpentis)

This photo shows the chitons in their natural habitat on the sides of a rock on a rocky shore (inter-tidal zone), amongst barnacles and other moluscs.

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  1. Beautiful find, altogether an almost prehistorical scene! Posted one year ago

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''Sypharochiton pelliserpentis'' is a species of chiton in the family Chitonidae. As the species name suggests, the surface of the girdle in this chiton has a pattern of overlaying scales resembling snakeskin.

Similar species: Chitonida
Species identified by Leuba Ridgway
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By Leuba Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 25, 2018. Captured Mar 22, 2018 15:51 in 1547 Marlo-Conran Road, Cape Conran VIC 3888, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/3.1
  • 10/300s
  • ISO80
  • 5mm