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Cryptoplax elioti Chiton


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lexID:
12566 
AphiaID:
386453 
Scientific:
Cryptoplax elioti 
German:
Käferschnecke 
English:
Chiton 
Category:
Chitons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Cryptoplacidae (Family) > Cryptoplax (Genus) > elioti (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pilsbry, 1901 
Occurrence:
Australia, Marschall Islands, South-Pazific 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
algae grazer, epiphytes feeder 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-11-17 20:07:54 

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Cryptoplax elioti Pilsbry, 1901

This species is a worm-like chiton. Its eight dorsal shell plates are much reduced and partly embedded in the elongate, stiff, worm-like body.

Synonymised names:
Cryptoplax evanescens Cooke, 1913
Cryptoplax jugosus Bergenhayn, 1930

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en)

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