General Information
NameLeather chiton
Scientific NameKatharina tunicata
DescriptionKatharina tunicata (Wood, 1815) is commonly known as the Black Katy chiton, Black Leather chiton, Black chiton, or Leather chiton. Capable of growing up to 12 cm, the animal is generally described as being football-shaped with a black leathery girdle in which are embedded eight protective plates. The parts of the plates that are visible are sometimes (but not always) diamond-shaped in outline. The underside of the animal is dull orange or yellow.
Primary IDFOOD00395
Picture400
Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupMollusks
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS ID78979
Wikipedia IDKatharina tunicata
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.