Physical Description

Morphology

Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Sexual Dimorphism

Generally no Sexual Dimorphism but in at least one species, Chiton tuberculatus, the foot is pink in females and males are slightly larger than females. Gonads sometimes differ in color and are visible.
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Source: Fairbairn, 2013

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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

Classification of chitons based on the conclusions of Okusu et al. 2003: Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 3, 281-302, mostly where supporting morphological conclusions of Sirenko 1993: Ruthenica 3, 97-117 (otherwise this molecular dataset does strange things with the outgroups and thus may not be taken as the basis for drastic changes in classification).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:2630
Specimens with Sequences:2296
Specimens with Barcodes:2211
Species:180
Species With Barcodes:162
Public Records:1752
Public Species:113
Public BINs:187
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Barcode data

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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Museum Victoria
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