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Acanthopleura gemmata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Polyplacophora
Family  Chitonidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Order  Neoloricata
Genus  Acanthopleura
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Similar  Acanthopleura, Onithochiton, Chitonida, Tonicia, Cryptoplax

Acanthopleura gemmata, the Jewelled Chiton, is a species of chiton.

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Description

This large species of chiton grows to be about 7 cm (3 inches) in length. It has oval shaped body with dimpled plate margins, a brown girdle with eight overlapping plates, long calcareous spicules and dark bands.

Distribution

This chiton has an Indo-Pacific distribution.

Habitat

This species lives in the littoral zone of coral reefs on the rocks and cliffs.

References

Acanthopleura gemmata Wikipedia