4 photos - 2 species

Acanthopleura granulata

West indian fuzzi chiton

Maximum length: 10 cm

8 brown calcareous plates framed by a gray band with black stripes.

There are hairy spines on the edge which give it a furry appearance.

Found everywhere in the Caribbean on hard soils.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean

Acanthopleura vaillantti

 Acanthopleura vaillantti

Maximum length: 6 cm

Her belt is variable in color and has many bristles.

It has 8 back plates.

Can survive for days in crevices without water.

Photos 1 - 3 Johnny: Hurgada Egypt