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Acanthochitonidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Acanthochitonidae
Higher classification  Acanthochitonina
Order  Neoloricata
Suborder  Acanthochitonina
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Family
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Lower classifications  Acanthochitona, Notoplax, Acanthochitona zelandica, Craspedochiton, Cryptoconchus

Acanthochitonidae is a family of chitons.

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Description

These small to large chitons are characterised by a broad girdle with erect tufts of up to ten large bristles. The coarsely granular valves of the shell are partially overlapped by the girdle. This girdle is all covered by coarse spines. The articulating flange, or articulamentum, is well developed. The margin of the cephalic plate has about five slits. The lateral insertion plates all have a single notch.

Genera

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) the following genera are included in this family

  • Acanthochitona Gray, 1821
  • Amycula
  • Bassethullia Pilsbry, 1928
  • Choneplax Carpenter MS, Dall, 1882
  • Craspedochiton Shuttleworth, 1853
  • Craspedoplax Iredale & Hull, 1925
  • Cryptoconchus de Blainville MS, Burrow, 1815
  • Leptoplax Carpenter MS, Dall, 1882
  • Notoplax H. Adams, 1861
  • Pseudotonicia Ashby, 1928
  • References

    Acanthochitonidae Wikipedia


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