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Acanthochitonidae

Acanthochitonidae

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Acanthochitonidae is a family of chitons, marine molluscs in the class Polyplacophora.

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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Acanthochitonidae: Brief Summary

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Acanthochitonidae is a family of chitons, marine molluscs in the class Polyplacophora.

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