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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Polyplacophora
Ordo: Acanthochitonina

Familia: Acanthochitonidae
Genus: Acanthochitona
Species: A. achates – A. adansoni – †A. andegavensis – A. angelica – A. armata – A. arragonites – A. avicula – A. balesae – A. bednalli – †A. chauvereauensis – A. circellatus – A. ciroi – A. communis – A. condaoi – A. coxi – A. crinita – A. defilippi – A. discrepans – A. dissimilis – A. exquisita – A. fascicularis – A. garnoti – A. gatliffa – †A. globosa – A. granostratus – A. hirudiniformis – A. imperatrix – A. kimberi – A. kuratai – A. lanae – A. nigra – A. ostreaphila – A. pilosa – A. pygmaea – A. rhode – A. rubrolineatus – A. scutiger – A. spiculosa – A. sueurii – A. thileniusi – A. viridis – A. zelandica
Name

Acanthochitona Gray, 1821

Type species: Chiton fascicularis Linnaeus, 1767, by monotypy.
References

Gray, S.F. 1821. A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. 1: i–xxviii, 1–824, pls. I–XXI. BHL Reference page.
Dell’Angelo, B., Landau, B.M., van Dingenen, F. & Ceulemans, L. 2018. The upper Miocene chitons of northwest France (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). Zootaxa 4447(1): 1–62. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4447.1.1 Paywall Reference page.
Sirenko, B.I. & Saito, H. 2017. New species of chitons of the superfamily Cryptoplacoidea (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from Vietnamese waters. Zootaxa 4299(4): 451–506. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4299.4.1. Reference page.

Additional references

Schmidt-Petersen, J., Schwabe, E. & Haszprunae, G., 2015: Acanthochitona pilosa spec. nov., a new species of Acanthochitona Gray, 1821 from the Mediterranean. Spixiana, 38(1): 11-20. Full article (PDF). Reference page.

Acanthochitona is a genus of chitons in the family Acanthochitonidae, of worldwide distribution.
Species

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), species in the genus Acanthochitona include [2]

Acanthochitona achates (Gould, 1859)
Acanthochitona andersoni Watters, 1981
Acanthochitona angelica W. H. Dall, 1919
Acanthochitona approximans (Hedley & Hull, 1912)
Acanthochitona armata (Pease, 1872)
Acanthochitona arragonites (Carpenter, 1857)
Acanthochitona astrigera (Reeve, 1847)
Acanthochitona avicula (Carpenter, 1857)
Acanthochitona balesae Pilsbry MS, Abbott, 1954 – slender glass-hair chiton
Acanthochitona bednalli (Pilsbry, 1894)
Acanthochitona biformis (Nierstrasz, 1905)
Acanthochitona bisulcata (Pilsbry, 1893)
Acanthochitona bouvieri (de Rochebrune, 1881)
Acanthochitona brookesi Ashby, 1926
Acanthochitona brunoi Righi, 1971
Acanthochitona burghardtae Clark, 2000
Acanthochitona byungdoni Hong, Dell'Angelo & Van Belle, 1990
Acanthochitona circellata (A. Adams & Reeve MS, Reeve, 1847)
Acanthochitona ciroi Righi, 1971
Acanthochitona complanata Hull, 1924
Acanthochitona coxi (Pilsbry, 1894)
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777)
Acanthochitona crinita crinita (Pennant, 1777)
Acanthochitona crinita oblonga Leloup, 1981
Acanthochitona defilippii (Tapparone Canefri, 1874)
Acanthochitona discrepans (Brown, 1827)
Acanthochitona dissimilis Is. & Iw. Taki, 1931
Acanthochitona exquisita (Pilsbry, 1893)
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Acanthochitona ferreirai Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona garnoti (de Blainville, 1825)
Acanthochitona gatliffi Ashby, 1919
Acanthochitona granostriata (Pilsbry, 1894)
Acanthochitona hemphilli (Pilsbry, 1893) – red glass-hair chiton
Acanthochitona hirudiniformis
Acanthochitona hirudiniformis hirudiniformis (Sowerby in Broderip & Sowerby, 1832)
Acanthochitona hirudiniformis peruviana Leloup, 1941
Acanthochitona imperatrix Watters, 1981
Acanthochitona intermedia(Nierstrasz, 1905)
Acanthochitona joallesi (de Rochebrune, 1881)
Acanthochitona jucunda (de Rochebrune, 1882)
Acanthochitona jugotenuis Kaas, 1979
Acanthochitona kimberi (Torr, 1912)
Acanthochitona leopoldi (Leloup, 1933)
Acanthochitona limbata Kaas, 1986
Acanthochitona lineata Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona macrocystialis Ashby, 1924
Acanthochitona mahensis Winckworth, 1927
Acanthochitona mastalleri Leloup MS, Strack, 1989
Acanthochitona minuta Leloup, 1980
Acanthochitona noumeaensis Leloup, 1941
Acanthochitona pelicanensis Mackay, 1929
Acanthochitona penetrans Winckworth, 1933
Acanthochitona penicillata (Deshayes, 1863)
Acanthochitona pilsbryi (Sykes, 1896)
Acanthochitona pygmaea (Pilsbry, 1893) – striate glass-hair chiton
Acanthochitona quincunx Leloup, 1981
Acanthochitona retrojecta (Pilsbry, 1894)
Acanthochitona rhodea (Pilsbry, 1893)
Acanthochitona roseojugum Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona rubrolineata (Lischke, 1873)
Acanthochitona saundersi Gowlett & Zeidler, 1987
Acanthochitona scutigera (A. Adams & Reeve MS, Reeve, 1847)
Acanthochitona shaskyi Ferreira, 1987
Acanthochitona shirleyi Ashby, 1922
Acanthochitona sibogae (Thiele, 1909)
Acanthochitona subrubicunda Leloup, 1941
Acanthochitona sueurii (de Blainville, 1825)
Acanthochitona terezae Guerra Júnior, 1983
Acanthochitona thackwayi Ashby, 1924
Acanthochitona thileniusi Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona variegata (Nierstrasz, 1906)
Acanthochitona venezuelana Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona viridis (Pease, 1872)
Acanthochitona woodwardi Kaas & Van Belle, 1988
Acanthochitona worsfoldi Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona zebra Lyons, 1988
Acanthochitona zelandica (Quoy and Gaimard, 1835)

References

van Belle, R. A. (1981). Catalogue of Fossil Chitons. ISBN 90 6279 018 6.

WoRMS : Acanthochitona

"Acanthochitona". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1

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