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Acanthochitona crinita Small bristled chiton


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lexID:
6017 
AphiaID:
138675 
Scientific:
Acanthochitona crinita 
German:
Stachelkäferschnecke 
English:
Small Bristled Chiton 
Category:
Chitons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonidae (Family) > Acanthochitona (Genus) > crinita (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pennant, ), 1777 
Occurrence:
Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea, West Africa 
Size:
0.12" - 1.57" (0.3cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
53.6 °F - 73.4 °F (12°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Algae, Carrion, Detritus 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
Very easy 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Acanthochitona achates
  • Acanthochitona andersoni
  • Acanthochitona angelica
  • Acanthochitona approximans
  • Acanthochitona armata
  • Acanthochitona arragonites
  • Acanthochitona astrigera
  • Acanthochitona avicula
  • Acanthochitona balesae
  • Acanthochitona bednalli
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-07 16:55:39 

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Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777)

Acanthochitona crinita can be found to the underside of rocks on the lower shore and sublittoral down to 50 m in depth.It is an oval shaped chiton.This chiton has a white v-shaped area in the centre of the valves.

The animals are only about a year old, on average, an exception among the chitons, which are usually several years old

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