A mounted specimen of Acanthopleura spinosa, anterior end to the left
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Metazoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Order: Chitonida
Family: Chitonidae
Genus: Acanthopleura
Guilding, 1829

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Acanthopleura is a genus of chitons in the family Chitonidae. In this genus the girdle is spiny or spiky. It has eight described species at present.


According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), species in the genus Acanthopleura include [1]


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