A chiton from the South Pacific, ventral view. Most chitons live on hard substrates (rocks, corals, etc.) and are equipped with a tenaciously clinging foot. The mouth, visible at the head end (on the right) is situated on a velum, a flat structure in front of the foot.
John B. Burch (photographer; copyright holder), Mollusk Division, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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