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Identification of the Irish Chiton Species


Girdle with distinct, long spines, sparsely distributed (particularly in intersegmental areas). Lateral areas of intermediate valves with distinct pustules.
Valve colour and pattern variable, generally mottled green-brown colours, but can be pink, yellow, white-and-black, or even blue. Girdle often with banded colour pattern.
Hanleyidae: Hanleya
Tonicellidae: Lepidochitona

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