Spot the Chitons..

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by flipwhip, 27 Aug 2009.

  1. flipwhip

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    Just wanted to share some pics of what im pretty sure are Chitons.
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    Still busy trying to do some research on these guys, if anyone has anything to share
    it would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Pugsly

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    Sorry I must be stupid!!!
    What is a chiton?
     
  4. FransSny

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    looks lilke them to me ...have they got 8 plates / valves ?

    Very primative mollusks , also known as coat of mail snails i think. They normally roll up (almost like an armadillo) when lifted
     
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    And some of them has tiny hairs on them, that when you touch them it itches like hell.
     
  6. Tony

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    Definately chitons. Pretty harmless
     
  7. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    flipwhip, can you upload the pics again please, I want to see :)
     
  8. seank

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    Cannot see any pics:(
     
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    cant see pics either...
     
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    Definitely no pic...
     
  11. flipwhip

    flipwhip Thread Starter

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    Sorry Guys

    Dont no what happend to the pics will have to upload them again, unfortunately
    dont have them here at work.
     
  12. flipwhip

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  13. ben lloyd

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    weird looking things were did you got them from (local)?
     
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    they are cool and good to have

    have a read Chitons Can Be an Integral Part of a Reef Aquarium - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

     
  15. flipwhip

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    Hey ben

    They came with the rock buddy.
     
  16. ben lloyd

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    Any thing that eats algae is good!:thumbup:
     
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    whales also eat algae:whistling:
     
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    i dont want to put one in my tank i dont think my skimmer can handle all the whale Pooh.:biggrin:
     
  19. chas84

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    Also found a very small Chiton on a piece of LR. Hehe looked like a "fossil" at first...
     
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