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Chiton glaucus

Chiton glaucusis commonly referred to as Blue-green Chiton. Difficulty in the aquarium: Cold water animal. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Javier Couper (Predomalpha)

Blue-green Chiton,Chiton glaucus. Under a rock at Bastion Point, Tamaki Drive.2019


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lexID:
12439 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Chiton glaucus 
German:
Blau-Grüne Käferschnecke 
English:
Blue-green Chiton 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Chitonidae (Family) > Chiton (Genus) > glaucus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1828 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
3,0 cm - 5,5 cm 
Temperature:
13°C - 20°C 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Chiton affinis
  • Chiton albolineatus
  • Chiton articulatus
  • Chiton baliensis
  • Chiton barnardi
  • Chiton bednalli
  • Chiton boucheti
  • Chiton bowenii
  • Chiton burmanus
  • Chiton calliozonus
 
More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-27 08:22:44 

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Chiton glaucus Gray, 1828

Chiton glaucus are oval in shape, with a slightly elevated yet definite ridge running down the back of the organism. The valves and girdle are generally uniform in a green colour, but individuals brown, buff and even light blue, sometimes combined with zig zag markings.

This species are found on rocky substrates with rocky tide pools, under bivalve shells and stones. This chiton is able to survive in muddy areas and in semi-polluted areas.

This chiton hides during the day and emerges at night to graze on the open rock.

Synonymised names:
Amaurochiton glaucus (Gray, 1828)
Chiton (Chiton) glaucus Gray, 1828· accepted, alternate representation
Chiton aquatilis Reeve, 1847
Chiton quoyi Deshayes, 1836
Chiton quoyi limosa Suter, 1905
Chiton quoyi var. limosa Nierstrasz, 1905
Chiton tenuistriatus G. B. Sowerby II, 1840
Chiton viridis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835

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