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Profile lexID: 3225 AphiaID: 240776 Scientific: Cryptochiton stelleri German: Rote Riesenkäferschnecke English: Gumboot Chiton, Giant Red Chiton Category: Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Cryptochiton (Genus) > stelleri (Species) Initial determination: (Middendorff, ), 1847 Occurrence: , Pacific Ocean Alaska, Californiske golf, Florida, Japan, USA Size: bis zu 36cm Temperature: ~ 27°C Food: Alger Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Cryptochiton stelleri (von Middendorff, 1847)
Cryptochiton stelleri, commonly known as the gumboot chiton or the giant western firey chiton, is the largest of the chitons of the world. This chiton grows to 36 cm and over 2 kg.
This chiton inhabit rocky coastlines.Cryptochiton stelleri have eight armored plates (valves) running in a flexible line down their back. The colour is usually reddish-brown, brown, and occasionally orange.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) >Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Mopalioidea (Superfamily) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Cryptochitoninae (Subfamily) > Cryptochiton (Genus)
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