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

Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)

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 fascicularis Linnaeus, 1767 basionym
Acanthochites communis Risso, 1826 synonym
Acanthochites discrepans var. albina Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1900 synonym
Acanthochites discrepans var. violaceolimbata Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906 synonym
Acanthochites hamatus Rochebrune, 1882 synonym
Acanthochiton communis (Risso, 1826) synonym
Acanthochiton communis var. barashi Leloup, 1969 synonym
Acanthochiton discrepans var. angustivalva Bergenhayn, 1931 synonym
Acanthochiton heterochaetus Bergenhayn, 1931 synonym
Acanthochitona communis (Risso, 1826) synonym
Anisochiton discrepans var. elongata Dautzenberg, 1893 synonym
Anisochiton discrepans var. marmorata Dautzenberg, 1893 synonym
Anisochiton discrepans var. nigrolineata Dautzenberg, 1893 synonym
Chiton echinotus de Blainville, 1825 synonym
Chiton fascicularis Linnaeus, 1767 synonym
Chiton fascicularis var. major Philippi, 1836 synonym
Chiton fascicularis var. rubra Issel, 1870 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: grote borstelkeverslak


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2): 533-1327

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

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission RĂ©gionale de Biologie RĂ©gion Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Jones, A.M.; Baxter, J.M. (1987). Molluscs: Caudofoveata, Solenogastres, Polyplacophora and Scaphopoda: keys and notes for the identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 37. E.J. Brill; W. Backhuys: London, UK. ISBN 90-04-08197-6. vi, 154 pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (8 nucleotides; 7 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Acanthochitona fascicularis. 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:138677




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