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An illustrated identification key was created by Aaron Baldwin.  While some genus names have changed, the species identifications are still valid and it is a helpful identification aid.    Key - pdf, 3.9Mb   
  

This page last revised: 7-1-2014




Reference list for Chiton pages



Chaetopleuridae
Chaetopleura gemma




Mopaliidae
Cryptochiton stelleri Katherina tunicata Dendrochiton flectens Mopalia cirrata Mopalia egretta
 Mopalia hindsii Mopalia imporcata Mopalia kennerleyi Mopalia lignosa Mopalia muscosa
 Mopalia sinuata Mopalia spectabilis Mopalia swanii Mopalia vespertina Placiphorella pacifica Placiphorella rufa Placiphorella velata Tonicella insignis Tonicella lineata Tonicella rubra Tonicella undocaerulea
Leptochitonidae
Hanleyella oldroydi Leptochiton rugatus







Schizoplacidae
Schizoplax brandtii

Lepidochitonidae
Cyanoplax dentiens






















































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Chitons (Polyplacophora)

(Oregon to Southeast Alaska)

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