Taxon profile


Acanthopleura Guilding, 1829

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Polyplacophora - chitons »  order Ischnochitonina »  family Chitonidae »  subfamily Acanthopleurinae

Scientific synonyms

Acanthozostera Iredale & Hull, 1926
Amphitomura Pilsbry, 1893
Clavarizona Hull, 1923
Francisia Carpenter in Dall, 1882
Maugeria Gray, 1857
Mesotomura Pilsbry, 1893
Planispina Is. Taki, 1962
Rhopalopleura Thiele, 1893
Sclerochiton Dall, 1882
Corephium Gray, 1847

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

species Acanthopleura arenosa Ferreira, 1986
species Acanthopleura curtisiana (E.A. Smith, 1884)
species Acanthopleura echinata (Barnes, 1824)

Acanthopleura echinata

species Acanthopleura gaimardi (Blainville, 1825)
species Acanthopleura gemmata (Blainville, 1825)
species Acanthopleura granulata (Gmelin, 1791) - West Indian Fuzzy Chiton

Acanthopleura granulata

species Acanthopleura hirtosa (Blainville, 1825)
species Acanthopleura miles (Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893)
species Acanthopleura spinosa (Bruguière, 1792)
species Acanthopleura vaillantii Rochebrune, 1882

Acanthopleura vaillantii

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1312650]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Acanthopleura Guilding, 1829]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [53474e2e-ac92-49da-95e2-b19a5431f613]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Acanthopleura Guilding, 1829]
Data retrieved on: 16 February 2015

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