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Cryptochiton stelleri


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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 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-12-07 20:37:41 

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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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