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Ischnochiton oniscus Dwarf Chiton

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Ischnochiton oniscus (Dwarf chtion)

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lexID:
10620 
AphiaID:
848065 
Scientific:
Ischnochiton oniscus 
German:
Zwerg-Käferschnecke 
English:
Dwarf Chiton 
Category:
Chitons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Ischnochitonidae (Family) > Ischnochiton (Genus) > oniscus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Krauss, ), 1848 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, South-Africa 
Sea depth:
1 - 5 Meter 
Size:
up to 0.39" (1,0 cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 66.2 °F (15°C - 19°C) 
Food:
Algae 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Ischnochiton acomphus
  • Ischnochiton adelaidensis
  • Ischnochiton aidae
  • Ischnochiton alascensis
  • Ischnochiton albinus
  • Ischnochiton arbutum
  • Ischnochiton bergoti
  • Ischnochiton bigranosus
  • Ischnochiton boninensis
 
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in this lexicon:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-04-09 20:10:30 

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Ischnochiton oniscus (Krauss, 1848)

Ischnochiton oniscus i the smallest chiton of South African (size 1 cm). The colour is often white, but also in a wide variety of colours. This chiton is a nocturnal species. Its feed on minute algae and other encrusting organisms.

Synonyme:
Chiton oniscus
Ischnochiton (Ischnochiton) oniscus
Ischnochiton eucosmia

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