Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Polyplacophora > Subclass Neoloricata > Order Chitonida > Suborder Acanthochitonina > Superfamily Cryptoplacoidea > Family Acanthochitonidae > Genus Acanthochitona

Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcanthochitonaGray, 1821accepted genus name
Acanthochaetes Leach in Risso, 1826 synonym
Acanthochites Risso, 1826 synonym
Acanthochiton Iredale, 1915 synonym
Anisochiton P. Fischer, 1885 synonym

Species group names

Chiton crinitus Pennant, 1777 basionym
Acanthochaetes vulgaris Leach, 1852 synonym
Acanthochites adansoni Rochebrune, 1881 synonym
Acanthochites carinatus Risso, 1826 synonym
Acanthochites fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767) synonym
Acanthochites fascicularis var. cinnabrina Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906 synonym
Acanthochites fascicularis var. fusca Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906 synonym
Acanthochites fascicularis var. lutescens Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906 synonym
Acanthochitona crinita crinita (Pennant, 1777) synonym
Chiton crinitus Pennant, 1777 synonym
Chiton fascicularis var. attenuata Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Chiton fascicularis var. minor Philippi, 1836 synonym
Chiton onyx Spengler, 1797 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: kleine borstelkeverslak sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 French: petit chiton épineux sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Spanish, Castillian: quitón espinoso


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

status source

Bonfitto A., Dell'Angelo B., Evangelisti F. & Sabelli P. (2011) The genus Acanthochitona (Mollusca: Polylacophora) in the Mediterranean Sea: morphological and molecular data. Scientia Marina 75(1): 171-180.





External Links

GenBank (7 nucleotides; 3 proteins)
Barcode of Life (5 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK


Gofas, S. (2014). Acanthochitona crinita. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138675




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