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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
Genera: Acanthochitona – Amblyplax – Americhiton – Bassethullia – Chitonelle – Choneplax – Craspedochiton – Craspedoplax – Cryptochiton – Cryptoconchus – Hamachiton – Leptoplax – Lirachiton – Lophoplax – Mecynoplax – Molachiton – Notoplax – Phakellopleura – Pseudoacanthochiton – Pseudotonicia – Stectoplax – Strechochiton


Acanthochitonidae Pilsbry, 1893

Synonym: Acanthochitidae Pilsbry, 1893

Pilsbry H.A., 1893. Monograph of the Polyplacophora. Manual of conchology.
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.


Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on Fossilworks.
Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on Interim Register of Marine and Non-marine Genera (IRMNG).
Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Acanthochitonidae – Taxon details on New Zealand Organisms Register (NZOR).
Acanthochitonidae in the World Register of Marine Species

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

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]

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

Acanthochitona Gray, 1821
Bassethullia Pilsbry, 1928
Choneplax Carpenter MS, Dall, 1882
Craspedochiton Shuttleworth, 1853
Craspedoplax Iredale & Hull, 1925
Cryptoconchus de Blainville MS, Burrow, 1815
Leptoplax Carpenter MS, Dall, 1882
Notoplax H. Adams, 1861
Pseudotonicia Ashby, 1928

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.

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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