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Sypharochiton pelliserpentis Snakeskin Chiton


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lexID:
12826 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis 
German:
Schlangenhaut-Käferschnecke 
English:
Snakeskin Chiton 
Category:
Chitons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Chitonidae (Family) > Sypharochiton (Genus) > pelliserpentis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quoy & Gaimard, ), 1835 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, New Zealand, South-Pazific 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.79" - 1.18" (2,5cm - 3cm) 
Temperature:
- 59 °F (°C - 15°C) 
Food:
Algae, Detritus 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-09-19 19:13:22 

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Sypharochiton pelliserpentis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)

As the species name suggests, the surface of the girdle in this chiton has a pattern of overlaying scales resembling snakeskin.

Synonymised names:
Chiton (Chiton) pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
Chiton pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
Sypharochiton maugeanus Iredale & May, 1916
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis septentriones Ashby, 1924

Direct children (1):
Subspecies Sypharochiton pelliserpentis septentriones Ashby, 1924 accepted as Sypharochiton pelliserpentis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)

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