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.

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

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

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

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

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

Acanthochitona
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
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