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.

Chiton, Coat-of-mail shell, mail-shell images (Mollusca / Polyplacophora)
Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Mopalioidea (Superfamily) > Lepidochitonidae (Family)

Lepidochitona cinerea (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Grey mail-shell or chiton

Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Acanthochitonina (Suborder) > Mopalioidea (Superfamily) > Tonicellidae (Family)

Boreochiton ruber (Linnaeus, 1767) syn. Tonicella rubra
- Northern red chiton (dried specimens)

Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Chitonina (Suborder) > Chitonoidea (Superfamily) > Callochitonidae (Family)

Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803)
- Smooth mail-shell or chiton

Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Cryptoplacoidea (Superfamily) > Acanthochitonidae (Family)

Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777)
- Bristly mail-shell or chiton

Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
- A Mail-shell or chiton (dried specimen)

Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Lepidopleurida (Order) > Lepidopleurina (Suborder) > Leptochitonidae (Family)

Leptochiton asellus - A Mail-shell or chiton

Please send all Cornish records of marine molluscs, with images if possible, to David Fenwick. I will make sure records are collated and passed on to the national recorder at the Conchological Society of Britain and Ireland. I will also hold a set of records for use by other Cornish conchologists, researchers, and the Marine Biological Association.

Also see the following external links -
Marlin (Mollusca Page)

Chiton or Coat of Mail Shell Polyplacophora Images UK