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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthopleura brevispinosa (Sowerby II, 1840) 
AphiaID: 211922

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyplacophora (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeoloricata (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChitonida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChitonina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChitonoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChitonidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthopleurinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthopleura (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthopleura Guilding, 1829
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthopleura spiniger (Sowerby, 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))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChiton brevispinosus G. B. Sowerby II, 1840 (original combination)
Sources  basis of record Taylor, J.D. (1971). Intertidal Zonation at Aldabra Atoll. Phil. Trns. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 260, 173-213 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorthorny chiton  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211922
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-04-16 06:07:12Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2006-05-05 13:30:38Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2009-03-23 08:24:45Z  changed  Schwabe, Enrico
2012-05-14 15:31:10Z  changed  Gille, Didier
2012-08-15 02:02:24Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G.; Schwabe, E. (2014). Acanthopleura brevispinosa. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211922 on 2014-10-01
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