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Sypharochiton sinclairi Blue-ringed Chiton


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lexID:
13316 
AphiaID:
724151 
Scientific:
Sypharochiton sinclairi 
German:
Sinclairs-Käferschnecke 
English:
Blue-ringed Chiton 
Category:
Chitons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Chitonidae (Family) > Sypharochiton (Genus) > sinclairi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gray, ), 1843 
Occurrence:
Australia, Endemic species, New Zealand, South-Pazific 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
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:
2020-10-17 20:27:06 

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Sypharochiton sinclairi (Gray, 1843)

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

Sypharochiton sinclairi with a blue girdle is a species of molluscs in the family Chitonidae. It is native to New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone. Sypharochiton sinclairi form shallow marine sediments. It is a grazer. It has sexual reproduction.

Similar to Sypharochiton pelliserpentis.

Synonymised name:
Chiton sinclairi Gray, 1843

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