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Tonicella undocaerulea

Tonicella undocaerulea wird umgangssprachlichals Käferschnecke bezeichnet.


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Blue-line chiton (Tonicella undocaerulea), 2018

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lexID:
11544 
AphiaID:
386445 
Scientific:
Tonicella undocaerulea 
German:
Käferschnecke 
English:
Blue-line Chiton, Blue-waved Chiton 
Category:
Polyplacophores 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Tonicellidae (Family) > Tonicella (Genus) > undocaerulea (Species) 
Initial determination:
Sirenko, 1973 
Occurrence:
Northeast Pacific Ocean, Alaska, Canada, golfe de Californie 
Sea depth:
1 - 10 Meter 
Size:
2,4 cm - 2,8 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 18°C 
Food:
algae grazer, epiphytes feeder 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-05-12 13:50:07 

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Tonicella undocaerulea Sirenko, 1973

Tonicella undocaerulea is commonly known as the blue lined chiton or blue-waved chiton. The head plate with zigzag white,may be blue when alive. The girdle is hairless, brown to red or pink in colour, often with yellow or white mottling.

the blue lined chiton acn be found usually on rocks in shallow waters.

Similar to Tonicella lineata, Tonicella lokii und Mopalia spectabilis. Chitons are algae grazer.

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