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lexID: 10261 AphiaID: 386353 Scientific: Mopalia muscosa German: Käferschnecke English: Mossy Chiton Category: Chitons Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Mopalia (Genus) > muscosa (Species) Initial determination: (Gould, ), 1846 Occurrence: Alaska, Canada , Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), North Pacific (Ocean), USA Sea depth: 0 - 5 Meter Size: 1.18" - 3.94" (3cm - 10cm) Temperature: ~ 50 °F (10°C) Food: Algae Difficulty: Cold water animal Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2016-12-20 17:20:40
Last edit: 2017-06-17 19:03:26
Mopalia muscosa (Gould, 1846)
Mopalia muscosa can be found in the middle and lower intertidal zone on rocky shores. The eight plates are quite often covered with growths of algae.The girdle with hair-like bristles .The plates are brown or dark grey in colour, and a turquoise blue on the inner surfaces. Some are so fluorescent .
Similar is Mopalia lignosa.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Mopalioidea (Superfamily) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Mopaliinae (Subfamily) > Mopalia (Genus) > Mopalia muscosa (Species)
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