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Gray J.E., 1821

Small to medium sized animals, rather elongated with a relatively broad girdle which encroaches to a greater or lesser extent between the valves. Valve sculpturing is coarse, consisting of raised papillae of round to pear-drop shape, often arranged in radiating rows. The head valve has five notches in its insertion plate; valves 2-8 each have a single pair of notches. The girdle varies from nude to densely spiny, but invariably there is a series (typically 18) of tufts of bristles around the head valve and situated at the sutures of each valve.

Source: Jones and Baxter, 1987.

The following species occur in the region:

Acanthochitona crinita
Acanthochitona fascicularis

Genus Acanthochitona