Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Suborder Acanthochitonina
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:58Public Records:36
Specimens with Sequences:49Public Species:5
Specimens with Barcodes:48Public BINs:17
Species:7         
Species With Barcodes:7         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Acanthochitonidae

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Acanthochitonidae

Acanthochitonidae is a family of chitons.

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. [1]

Genera

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) the following genera are included in this family [2]

References

  1. ^ P.J. Hayward, and J.S. Ryland (1996). Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe. Oxford University Press. p. 485. ISBN 0-19-854055-8. 
  2. ^ WoRMS : Acanthochitonidae
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp
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