Chiton magnificus

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Chiton magnificus
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Museum specimen of Chiton magnificus from Chile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Chitonida
Suborder: Chitonina
Superfamily: Chitonoidea
Family: Chitonidae
Genus: Chiton
Species: C. magnificus
Binomial name
Chiton magnificus
(Deshayes, 1844)

Chiton magnificus, the liquorice sea cradle, is a species of edible chiton, a marine polyplacophoran mollusk in the family Chitonidae, the typical chitons.[1]

Chiton magnificus


Chiton magnificus can reach a length of about 50.2 millimetres (1.98 in).[2]


The distribution of Chiton magnificus ranges from the Galapagos Islands at the equator, to Cape Horn at 55° South: Chile, Haida Gwaii, Ecuador, Peru.


This species can be found in rocky pools with red encrusting algae, at a depth of 0 – 31 meters.[3]


  • Carolina J. Zagal and Consuelo Hermosilla C. Marine Invertebrates of Southern Chile, Editorial Fantástico Sur, Punta Arenas, Chile 2007 ISBN 978-956-8007-19-5

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