Feeding Ecology And Diet

Uses its many transverse rows of 17 teeth capped with magnetite, with a central tooth flanked by eight marginal teeth on either side, to feed on red algae, including Gigartina, Iridaea, Plocamium, and various corallines. Individuals will also eat sea lettuce (Ulva), kelp (Macrocystis), and small Laminaria. They grow slowly and may live 20 years or more. They have few enemies: the predaceous snail, Ocenebra lurida, is the sole exception; it rasps pits 0.4 in (1 cm) in diameter and 0.11-0.15 in (3-4 mm) deep into the dorsal surface of a chiton's body, exposing the yellow flesh over the valves.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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