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Black Chiton

Onithochiton literatus (F. Krauss 1848)

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Onithochiton literatus (Black Chiton) is a species of molluscs in the family Chitonidae. They are native to Mauritius, Mozambican Exclusive Economic Zone, Somali Exclusive Economic Zone, and Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone. Dead Black Chiton form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 27.7 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of black chiton. View this species on GBIF