CHITON  () is an ancient marine MOLLUSC belonging to the class Polyplacophora. Of several hundred species worldwide, at least 20 are found in the intertidal zone along the BC coast, including the giant Pacific or gumboot chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri), the largest in the world (to 33 cm). Chitons are slow-moving, oval animals protected by 8 overlapping plates, or shells. Nearly all species roll up into a ball when disturbed. The chiton is...

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