APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) - Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view anterior 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- two groups of spines 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- group of spines 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- surface scale pattern 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- fringe of bristles 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- in-situ on rock 1

Specimen above was found in a rock crevice on the middleshore at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 07.08.16.

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- foot 1.0mm division rule 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 2

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 3

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 4

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 5

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- dorsal view 6

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- dorsal view 7

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- within rock crevice 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- within rock crevice 2

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- ventral view / foot 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- ventral view / foot 2

Images taken across the south coast of Devon and Cornwall; at Batten Beach near Plymouth, Devon; Hannafore near Looe; Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell; Albert Pier reef, Penzance, and Larrigan Rocks, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Helping to understand, identify, record, and conserve molluscs.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Acanthochitona crinitus Bristly Mail shell Chiton Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.