Cryptoplax sp.

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Cryptoplax sp.
Photographed by: Daniela Wolf

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Polyplacophora
Order:Neoloricata
Family:Cryptoplacidae
Species:Cryptoplax sp.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3656
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.

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Pictures of Cryptoplax sp.

Cryptoplax sp. from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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