Plaxiphora caelatais commonly referred to as coat of mail shell, chiton. Difficulty in the aquarium:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 8928 AphiaID: 848055 Scientific: Plaxiphora caelata German: Käferschnecke English: Coat Of Mail Shell, Chiton Category: Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Mopaliidae (Family) > Plaxiphora (Genus) > caelata (Species) Initial determination: (Reeve, ), 1847 Size: 2.3 cm - 4.7 cm Temperature: °C - 20°C Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2015-11-07 18:15:46
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Plaxiphora caelata (Reeve, 1847)
The New Zealand Chiton is 4,7 cm in length and 2,3 cm width.The colour is greyish brown.Plaxiphora caelata have a "hairy" mantle edge.
The most chitons are herbivorous and feed on algae, including sponges, bryozoans and coelenterates, which they scrape off the hard substrate.
Unfortunately, there are no more information available.
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