Eight overlapping plates (valves). Brown when not encrusted (can appear grey). Girdle is grey, brown or green, with broad, dark bands. Girdle covered with short coarse bristles.
This species lives on rocks in the Eulittoral (intertidal) zone. Clings tightly to rocks where it grazes at night on algae. This species can tolerate a lot of sun and expose, being resistant to dessication.
Eggs hatch into lecitotrophic planktonic trocophore larvae (no veliger stage) which later metamorphose and settle on the bottom as young adults
| Ecological Descriptors
West Indian Fuzzy Chiton