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Title: Description of the habitats of several intertidal chiton species (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) found along the Monterey Peninsula of Central California
Student Author(s): Andrus, Jon Kim
Legard, W. Bill
Faculty Advisor(s): Baxter, Chuck
Pages: 23
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: The habitats of 12 intertidal chitons from six sites on the Monterey Peninsula in central California picked for variability in surf exposure and substrate type, were described in terms of physical factors and biological associates. The Chitons were Cryptochiton stelleri, Cyanoplax hartwegii, Ischnochiton regularis, Katharina tunicata, Mopalia ciliata, Mopalia hindsii, Mopalia lignosa, Mopalia muscosa, Nuttallina californica, Placiphorella velata, Stenoplax heathiana, and Tonicella lineata. The most important environmental parameters in determing chiton habitats proved to be surf strength, light exposure, substrate composition, moisture and biological associates.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 3-8