Lined Chiton
(Tonicella lineata)

image of a Lined Chiton

Image ID: 55-00

Comments : A nice anemone in back (Stomphia didemon?) and probably Dodecaceria fewkesi (colonial tube worms) on the right.
Common name : Lined Chiton
Scientific Name : Tonicella lineata
Location Found : Snowfall, BC, Canada
Actual Size : 2 inches
Camera Used : Canon EOS D30 digital in Ikelite housing
Natural History :
Natural History : Lineata is often found beneath Stronglyocentrotus purpuratus (purple sea urchins), and encrusting coralline algae, and preyed upon by sea stars, among them Pisaster ocraceus and Leptasterias hexactis.