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Family: Acanthochitonidae (See list of species below)

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37 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthochitona armata
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Acanthochitona astrigera
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Acanthochitona balesae
[slender glass-hair chiton]
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Acanthochitona bonairensis
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Acanthochitona burghardtae
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Acanthochitona crinita
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Acanthochitona dissimilis
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Acanthochitona fascicularis
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Acanthochitona hemphilli
[red glass-hair chiton]
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Acanthochitona lineata
[striped glass-haired chiton]
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Acanthochitona penicillata
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Acanthochitona pygmaea
[striate glass-hair chiton]
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Acanthochitona rhodea
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Acanthochitona roseojugum
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Acanthochitona spiculosa
[glass-haired chiton]
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Acanthochitona thileniusi
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Acanthochitona venezuelana
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Acanthochitona viridis
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Acanthochitona woodwardi
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Acanthochitona worsfoldi
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Acanthochitona zebra
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Acanthochitona zelandica
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Americhiton andersoni
[smooth glass-hair chiton]
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Choneplax indica
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Choneplax lata
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Choneplax littlerorum
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Craspedochiton laqueatus
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Cryptochiton oliveri
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Cryptochiton stelleri
[giant Pacific chiton]
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Cryptoconchus floridanus
[white-barred chiton]
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Cryptoconchus oliveri
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Cryptoconchus porosus
[butterfly chiton]
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Leptoplax unica
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Notoplax curvisetosa
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Notoplax holosericea
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Notoplax magellanica
[tufted spiny sea cradle]
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Pseudotonicia cuneata
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37 Species of Family Acanthochitonidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthochitona armata Eastern Central Pacific
Acanthochitona astrigera Western Atlantic Ocean.
Acanthochitona balesae slender glass-hair chiton Eastern Pacific.
Acanthochitona bonairensis Western Atlantic.
Acanthochitona burghardtae Eastern Central Pacific
Acanthochitona crinita Northeast Atlantic
Acanthochitona dissimilis Northwest Pacific
Acanthochitona fascicularis Mediterranean and Atlanti 2.6 DL
Acanthochitona hemphilli red glass-hair chiton Western Central Atlantic 2.53999996185303 TL
Acanthochitona lineata striped glass-haired chiton Western Atlantic.
Acanthochitona penicillata Western Indian Ocean.
Acanthochitona pygmaea striate glass-hair chiton Western Central Atlantic 0.8 DL
Acanthochitona rhodea Western Central Atlantic 2.8 DL
Acanthochitona roseojugum Eastern Pacific.
Acanthochitona spiculosa glass-haired chiton Western Central Atlantic 3.80999994277954 TL
Acanthochitona thileniusi Southwest Pacific
Acanthochitona venezuelana Western Central Atlantic
Acanthochitona viridis Eastern Central Pacific
Acanthochitona woodwardi Western Indian Ocean
Acanthochitona worsfoldi Western Atlantic.
Acanthochitona zebra Eastern Pacific.
Acanthochitona zelandica Southwest Pacific
Americhiton andersoni smooth glass-hair chiton Eastern Pacific.
Choneplax indica Western Indian Ocean.
Choneplax lata Western Central Atlantic
Choneplax littlerorum Eastern Central Pacific
Craspedochiton laqueatus Western Central Pacific
Cryptochiton oliveri Western Indian Ocean
Cryptochiton stelleri giant Pacific chiton Pacific Ocean. Temperate 32.5 TL
Cryptoconchus floridanus white-barred chiton Western Central Atlantic 2.53999996185303 TL
Cryptoconchus oliveri Western Indian Ocean
Cryptoconchus porosus butterfly chiton Indo-West Pacific.
Leptoplax unica Western Central Pacific
Notoplax curvisetosa Western Indian Ocean
Notoplax holosericea Western Central Pacific
Notoplax magellanica tufted spiny sea cradle Southeast Pacific
Pseudotonicia cuneata Southwest Pacific



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