"If we and the rest of the backboned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the land's ecosystems would collapse."
David Attenborough

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chiton Bulldozer!

MolluscPOW has been very gastropod-heavy in recent weeks, not good for a blog about diversity! So, here is a groovy mollusc of an entirely different sort- a polyplacophoran.
Watch this Caribbean Chiton bulldoze a little tidepool winkle out of its way! Coming through! Annoyingly, there were no clues which species this one is. Any Polyplac fans out there in-the-know drop me a line!

There has been some exciting news in the world of Chiton research in recent weeks. More details to come in the next MolluscPOW post...

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