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Placiphorella velata

Placiphorella velatais commonly referred to as Veiled Chiton. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Placiphorella velata, Veiled Chiton, Pigeon Point Tidepools 2015


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lexID:
10292 
AphiaID:
386377 
Scientific:
Placiphorella velata 
German:
Käferschnecke 
English:
Veiled Chiton 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Placiphorella (Genus) > velata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Carpenter MS, Dall, ), 1879 
Sea depth:
0 - 5 Meter 
Size:
4 cm - 5 cm 
Temperature:
9°C - 18°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Placiphorella albitestae
  • Placiphorella atlantica
  • Placiphorella blainvillii
  • Placiphorella borealijaponica
  • Placiphorella borealis
  • Placiphorella hanselmani
  • Placiphorella isaotakii
  • Placiphorella mirabilis
  • Placiphorella okutanii
  • Placiphorella pacifica
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-12-28 19:54:20 

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Placiphorella velata (Carpenter MS, Dall, 1879)

Placiphorella velata, commonly as known Veiled Chiton grows up to 5 cm long, has all 8 plates visible. The dorsal surface of girdle with long scaly hairs or setae. The valves are short, wide, brownish or reddish, mottled and streaked with white, beige, green, and occasionally black.

Veiled Chiton inhabit crevices, can be found under rocks, usually associated with crustose coralline algae.

Chiton can be a grazer on microalgae or a carnivore. As a carnivore it traps small crustaceans and worms,

This species spawn in September in California.

Synonymised names:
Mopalia velata Carpenter MS, Dall, 1879 (original combination)

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. inverts.wallawalla.edu (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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