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Acanthochitonidae - Gumboot Chiton (Paperback) Loot Price: R177
Discovery Miles 1 770
Acanthochitonidae - Gumboot Chiton (Paperback): Books Llc
Acanthochitonidae - Gumboot Chiton (Paperback): Books Llc

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Chapters: Gumboot Chiton. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 40. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The gumboot chiton, Cryptochiton stelleri, also known as the giant pacific chiton, is the largest of the chitons, growing to 33 cm (13 in). It is found along the shores of the northern Pacific Ocean from Central California to Alaska, across the Aleutian Islands to the Kamchatka Peninsula and south to Japan. It inhabits the lower intertidal and subtidal zones of rocky coastlines. Chitons are molluscs which have eight armored plates (called valves) running in a flexible line down their back. Unlike most chitons, the gumboot's valves are completely hidden by its leathery upper skin or girdle, which is usually reddish-brown, brown, and occasionally orange in color. The gumboot chiton's appearance has led some tidepoolers to fondly refer to it as the "wandering meatloaf." Plates of Cryptochiton stelleri Underside of Cryptochiton stelleriThe name "Gumboot Chiton" seems to derive from a resemblance to part of a rubber Wellington boot or "gum rubber" boot. These boots were previously known as Gumboots. However, support for this apparent etymology is scanty; the Giant Pacific Gumboot Chiton Homepage states "it has reminded others of the sole of a gum rubber boot," and an Alaskan seashore field guide says it is named "from the animal's resemblance to the rubber, or gum, boots worn by Alaska's coastal residents." The Latin name Cryptochiton stelleri means Steller's hidden chiton. "Steller" is in honor of the 18th-century German zoologist Georg Wilhelm Steller, who first described many species of the northern Pacific seashore. "Hidden" or "concealed" refers to the fact that the eight shelly plates characteristic of chitons are not visible, being totally internal in this genus of chiton. Many taxono...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=402246


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-38172-4
Barcode: 9781156381724
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-38172-X

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