Cryptoplax sp.

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Cryptoplax sp. from Lembeh, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This is chiton (coat-of-mail animal), a mollusc in which there are 8 shell plates dorsally over the back of the animal. In the family Cryptoplacidae these plates are reduced in size and mostly covered by the mantle, so only their summits are visible as a row of little hard triangles along the mid-line of the back. Species of Cryptoplax are generally nocturnal.

Location:Lembeh, Indonesia
Photographer:Daniela Wolf
Camera:Nikon D200View EXIF properties
Taken on:October 31, 2007
Viewed:1470 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Species:Cryptoplax sp.