Gumboot Chiton
(Chryptochiton stelleri)

image of a Gumboot Chiton

Image ID: 193-00

Comments : The big brown lump in the middle of the picture (with the shrimp on top) is the animal we're identifying here. It's the largest chiton in the world, and is covered with a thick leathery outer skin, which hides the plates that make up the animals back.
Common name : Gumboot Chiton
Scientific Name : Chryptochiton stelleri
Location Found : Titlow Beach, South Puget Sound
Actual Size : 12-14 inches long
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :