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Acanthopleura
Acanthopleura spinosa 01 Pengo.jpg
A mounted specimen of Acanthopleura spinosa, anterior end to the left
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Acanthopleura

Guilding, 1829
Species

8, see text.

Acanthopleura is a genus of chitons in the family Chitonidae. In this genus the girdle is spiny or spiky. It has eight described species at present.

Species

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), species in the genus Acanthopleura include

  • Acanthopleura brevispinosa (Sowerby, 1840)
  • Acanthopleura echinata (Barnes, 1824)
  • Acanthopleura gemmata (de Blainville, 1825)
  • Acanthopleura granulata (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Acanthopleura loochooana (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)
  • Acanthopleura planispina Bergenhayn, 1933
  • Acanthopleura spinosa (Bruguiere, 1792)
  • Acanthopleura vaillantii de Rochebrune, 1882
  • Acanthopleura hirtosa
  • Acanthopleura gaimardi Blainville 1825
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