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Profile lexID: 8831 AphiaID: 220211 Scientific: Cryptoconchus porosus German: Butterfly Chiton English: Butterfly Chiton, Leatherback Chiton Category: Polyplacophores Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonidae (Family) > Cryptoconchus (Genus) > porosus (Species) Initial determination: (Burrow, ), 1815 Occurrence: , Tasman Sea Comores, Madagascar, Nouvelle Zélande Sea depth: 14 - 30 Meter Size: 4.5 cm - 7.5 cm Temperature: 10°C - 20°C Food: Carrion Difficulty: Cold water animal Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2015-10-07 20:23:20
Last edit: 2019-09-28 20:50:53
Cryptoconchus porosus (Burrow, 1815)
The Colour of the Butterfly Chiton ranges from brown to bright orange,but the underside is often blue.Adults have 8 plates, juvenile 7 plates.The plates are almost completely covered by a fleshy nodular girdle.This chiton has a thick leathery skin.
Cryptoconchus porosus is a grazer and can be found in shallow water on outer exposed rocks.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Cryptoplacoidea (Superfamily) > Acanthochitonidae (Family) > Cryptoconchus (Genus) > Cryptoconchus porosus (Species)
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