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Dinoplax gigas

Dinoplax gigasis commonly referred to as Giant chiton, Armadillo. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully.


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Dinoplax gigas (Giant chiton),Port Elzabeth 2011,Copyright Johan Swanepoel


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lexID:
9307 
AphiaID:
224922 
Scientific:
Dinoplax gigas 
German:
Käferschnecke 
English:
Giant Chiton, Armadillo 
Category:
Chitony  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Chitonida (Order) > Chaetopleuridae (Family) > Dinoplax (Genus) > gigas (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gmelin, ), 1791 
Size:
11 cm - 17 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 17°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-02-14 19:45:22 

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Dinoplax gigas (Gmelin, 1791)

Dinoplax gigas is a large chitons (size at least 17 cm).The colour is grey or brown.The leathery girdle is greyish or brown, with black spots and short hairs.

This Giant chiton is nocturnal,hides during the day under rocks,or partially or totally buried in sandy bottom.Dinoplax gigas can be found to a depht of 5 m.

Chitons are algae grazer.

Synonym:
Chiton gigas

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Chitonina (Suborder) > Chitonoidea (Superfamily) > Chaetopleuridae (Family) > Dinoplax (Genus) > Dinoplax gigas (Species)

External links

  1. Eastern Cape Scuba Diving (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia englisch (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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