An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

CHITON   Common name for members of the molluscan class POLYPLACOPHORA, commonly called COAT OF MAIL SHELLS.
Photo: Acanthopleura granulata (Gmelin, 1791)

A glossary of chiton terms is also available on the Gallery of Chitons website.

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