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Katharina tunicata (black katy; Black Katy Chiton)

Synonyms: Chiton tunicatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Katharina tunicata (Wood, 1815) is commonly known as the black Katy chiton, black Leather chiton, black chiton, or leather chiton is a species of chiton in the family Mopaliidae.
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Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Prey / Diet

Chthamalus dalli (Barnacle)[2]
Halichondria panicea (Breadcrumb Sponge)[2]
Lacuna vincta (northern lacuna)[2]


Dermasterias imbricata (Leather sea star)[2]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[2]
Fusitriton oregonensis (Oregon triton)[2]
Haematopus bachmani (Black Oystercatcher)[3]
Homo sapiens (man)[2]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[4]
Leptasterias tenera (Slender sea star)[2]
Orthasterias koehleri (Rainbow sea star)[2]
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower sea star)[2]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Oregon Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center


Aleutians to California;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
4Wootton, J. Timothy. "Estimates and tests of per capita interaction strength: diet, abundance, and impact of intertidally foraging birds." Ecological Monographs 67.1 (1997): 45+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
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