Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dinoplax
Family: Chaetopleuridae (Mollusca/Polyplacophora)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
gigas
NOTES

This chiton has high arched valves and reaches 100 mm The lateral areas are raised and the median area is distinct. Lateral areas and end valves have radial riblets and the girdle has distinct tufts of hairs. A herbivore which lives buried in sand on flat, rocky reefs.


AUTHORITY
(Gmelin, 1779)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Brown and mottled in young animals. Living animals are brown
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Boat
Armadillo
Skuitjies
Chiton
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
food
Sometimes eaten although very tough and leathery
Bait
Used as bait
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Chiton gigas



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