Chiton tuberculatus

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Chiton tuberculatus
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Chiton tuberculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Chitonida
Family: Chitonidae
Genus: Chiton
Species: C. tuberculatus
Binomial name
Chiton tuberculatus
Linnaeus, 1758

Chiton tuberculatus, the West Indian Green Chiton, is a species of chiton, a marine polyplacophoran mollusk in the family Chitonidae, the typical chitons. [1][2][3]


Chiton tuberculatus can reach a length of about 50–60 millimetres (2.0–2.4 in). The basic color is gray green. The valves are ribbed, dull grayish green or greenish brown, with a spicule-covered mantle girdle alternating zones of whitish, green or black. [4][5][6][7][8][9]

Disarticulated valves or plates

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found under rocks and in spray zones of rocky shores, in the intertidal, shallow subtidal zone of Western Central Atlantic (USA, Colombia, Bermuda, Mexico, Venezuela and the West Indies).[4]



  1. ^ Catalogue of life
  2. ^ URMO: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. Land J. van der (ed)
  3. ^ WoRMS
  4. ^ a b Sea Life Base
  5. ^ Arianna Fulvo et Roberto Nistri (2005). 350 coquillages du monde entier. Delachaux et Niestlé (Paris) : 256 p. (ISBN 2-603-01374-2)
  6. ^ Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.
  7. ^ Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). - Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8
  8. ^ W. J. Crozier and L. B. Arey On the Ethology of Chiton Tuberculatus
  9. ^ W. J. Crozier Growth and Duration of Life of Chiton Tuberculatus

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