North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island






The Leather Chiton: Katharina Tunicata

 Black Katy Chiton

Photo 1: Leather Chiton attached to a rock. (Photo taken at Willow Point Reef.)























Leather Chiton (Katharina Tunicata)

Other names: Black Katy Chiton.


Photo 2: Leather Chiton in a tide pool.

This chiton is quite common in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike other chitons, this chiton doesn't seem to mind the light and will sit on rocks in plain view. (Taken at Shelter Point Reef)



Black Katy Chiton on a rock.



Other Pacific Northwest Chitons: Lined Chitons, Mossy Chitons