Chiton squamosus

Chiton squamosus is a species of chiton, a marine polyplacophoran mollusk in the family Chitonidae, the typical chitons.[1][2]

Chiton squamosus
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Dorsal view of Chiton squamosus. Museum specimen
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Chitonida
Family: Chitonidae
Genus: Chiton
C. squamosus
Binomial name
Chiton squamosus
Linnaeus, 1764


Chiton squamosus can reach a length of 50–75 millimetres (2.0–3.0 in). The seven valves are dull, ashen-gray with dull-brown, irregular, wide, longitudinal stripes. Girdle alternates pale stripes of grayish white and grayish green.[3][4]

Distribution and habitatEdit

Chiton squamosus is present in southeastern Florida and the West Indies. These chitons occur in rocky coasts, in the zones of sweeping of the waves, at a depth of 0 – 3 meters.[3]


  1. ^ URMO: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. Land J. van der (ed)
  2. ^ WoRMS
  3. ^ a b SeaLifeBase
  4. ^ William Jillard Hort An introduction to natural history: adapted to domestic and to school education
  • Linnaeus, C. (1767) - Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2)