Kōrero: Coastal shoreline

Chitons (3 o 3)


Chitons are a type of shellfish, easily recognised by the eight plates or valves that partially cover their backs. The snakeskin chiton pictured here is the commonest in New Zealand. It is found on all rocky shores to a depth of about 10 metres, and grows to 4 centimetres in length.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - The rocky coast – upper shore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4815/chitons (accessed 27 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006