WoRMS taxon details

Acanthopleura brevispinosa (G. B. Sowerby II, 1840)

211922  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211922)

accepted
Species
Acanthopleura spiniger (G. B. Sowerby II, 1840) (the nominal species is a synonym of Acanthopleura gemmata; the SW Indian Ocean records refer to A. brevispinosa; Red Sea records to A. vaillantii (see Kaas et al. 2006))
marine
Not documented
Description Distinctive, large species with dimpled plate margins and a dark girdle of conspicuous spicules, up to 7 cm. Habitat:...  
Description Distinctive, large species with dimpled plate margins and a dark girdle of conspicuous spicules, up to 7 cm. Habitat: littoral fringe rock surfaces. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Acanthopleura brevispinosa (G. B. Sowerby II, 1840). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211922 on 2021-03-01
Date
action
by
1997-04-16 06:07:12Z
created
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2006-05-05 13:30:38Z
changed
2009-03-23 08:24:45Z
changed
2012-05-14 15:31:10Z
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Gille, Didier
2012-08-15 02:02:24Z
changed
2016-07-23 16:02:17Z
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original description  (of Chiton borbonicus Deshayes, 1863) Deshayes G.P. (1863). Catalogue des mollusques de l'île de la Réunion (Bourbon). Pp. 1-144. In Maillard, L. (Ed.) Notes sur l'Ile de la Réunion. Dentu, Paris,. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13068117
page(s): 37, pl. 5, figs 12, 13. [details]   

original description  (of Chiton cunninghami Reeve, 1847) Reeve L.A. (1847-1848). Monograph of the genus <i>Chiton</i>. In: Conchologia Iconica; or, illustrations of the shells of molluscous animals, vol. 4. London: Reeve. pls 1, 12-17 [March 1847]; pls 2-9 [February 1847]; pls 10-11, 18 [April 1847]; pls 19-25 [May 1847]; pl. 26 [July 1847]; pl. 27 [October 1847]; pl. 28 [January 1848]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27375560 [details]   

basis of record Taylor, J. D. (1971). Intertidal Zonation at Aldabra Atoll. <em>Phil. Trns. Roy. Soc. Lond. B.</em> 260:173-213. [details]   

additional source Kaas P. (1996). Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the Seychelles with description of a new species. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen.</em> 70(25): 367-375., available online at http://dare.uva.nl/cgi/arno/show.cgi?fid=150665 [details]   

additional source Kaas, P. (1979). The chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) of Mozambique. <em>Annals of the Natal Museum.</em> 23(3): 855–879.
page(s): 868. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Distinctive, large species with dimpled plate margins and a dark girdle of conspicuous spicules, up to 7 cm. Habitat: littoral fringe rock surfaces. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean (Richmond, 1997). [details]
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English thorny chiton  [details]
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