Blue Green Chiton

Chiton glaucus

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Chiton glaucus, or the green chiton, is a species of chiton, a marine polyplacophoran mollusk in the family Chitonidae, the typical chitons. It is the most common chiton species in New Zealand. The shell, consisting of eight valves surrounded by a girdle, is fairly large, up to 55 mm in length.

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