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Chiton

Chitona squamosus L.

Description:

Chitons are mollusc from class Polyplacophora , The name come from Greek word khiton "frock (worn by both sexes), tunic, mail coat" (chitin). Used in English in literal sense of "ancient Greek tunic" from 1850. The molluscs also are known as "coat-of-mail shells" for their mail-like covering. The photo is showing a little creature hiding behind relatively big red sea anemone. On the second photo can be seen its really small size. It is not so common around this area, although I don't remember its change in occurrence.

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Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago
Chitona
Chitona squamosus L.


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6 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

Hvala na informacijama i objašnjenju!

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

u Jadranu ih živi 10 vrsta, ovaj što si ga ti napisala ima dorzalne pločice crvene ili sivozelene, i više je spoljošten od drugih vrsta, ovaj moj najviše odgovara opisu i slici! ako nije ova vrsta onda može biti Chiton olivaceus (babuška)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Hm....ja naišla na podatak da kod nas živi Middendorffia caprearum

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

U welcome! poraste uzbuđenje i kad vidim ovakvo što :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Našla odmah, class Polyplacophora, Chitons or coat-of-mail shells

injica
injica 7 years ago

Viele danke :))) jako sam se sad razveselila :D

injica
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Croatia

Spotted on Feb 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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