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Chiton General Characteristics

Chiton General Characteristics

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General Characteristics of Chiton

  • Chiton is marine and found attached to rocks by its foot
  • The body is oval and dorso-ventrally flattened body
  • The shell consists of a row of eight plates
  • Head is inconspicuous and is situated in front of the foot
  • On the ventral surface the major portion is occupied by foot
  • Respiratory system of Chiton is external gills
  • Sexes are separate and Development through trochophore larva

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