Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

“CHITON PLATESSA. Testa parva, tenuis, elongato-ovalis, trans­versim arcuata, citrino-olivacea, ubique minutissimè punctata; areis lateralibus parvis,vix elevatis, lineis 2-3 inconspicuis striatis; areis centralibus lineis confertis acutis granulatis arcuatim decus­satis; valvâ posticâ magnâ, obscurè radiatâ; margine virente, fusco tessellato, minutissimè granulato: intus cæruleo-virescens. Long. 8/7, lat. 9/20 poll. Hab. New South Wales.

 

Similar in its general aspect to C. fruticosus, but smaller, smoother, and the sculpture of the lateral areas and terminal valves entirely different. It is almost exactly like fig. 67 of the "Conchological Illustrations."”

 

 

(Gould, 1846: 143)

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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Chiton (Lophyrus) lugubris Gould, 1859
Catalog Number: USNM 2075
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): W. Stimpson
Locality: Japan, North Pacific Ocean
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Holotype for Chiton platessa Gould, 1846
Catalog Number: USNM 19292
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Locality: New South Wales, Australia, South Pacific Ocean
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 113 specimens in 36 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 63 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 2273
  Temperature range (°C): -1.491 - 27.240
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.065 - 36.149
  Salinity (PPS): 32.799 - 37.969
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.946 - 7.135
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.076 - 2.957
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.609 - 123.656

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 2273

Temperature range (°C): -1.491 - 27.240

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.065 - 36.149

Salinity (PPS): 32.799 - 37.969

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.946 - 7.135

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.076 - 2.957

Silicate (umol/l): 1.609 - 123.656
 
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Wikipedia

Chiton (genus)

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Chiton is a genus of chiton, a polyplacophoran mollusk in the family Chitonidae.

Taxonomy

The genus Chiton has been split into several subgenera as follows[1]:


References

  1. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php search term Chiton accessed 7 April 2010
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