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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: Cryptoconchus
Species: C. floridanus – C. nipponicus – C. porosus

Cryptoconchus is a genus of chitons in the family Acanthochitonidae.

Cryptoconchus porosus - the butterfly chiton
Cryptoconchus floridanus - the white-barred chiton

Extinct species

The genus is also represented in the fossil record, in Pliocene and Pleistocene rocks.[1]

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

"Cryptoconchus". 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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