Chiton pelliserpentis

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Chiton pelliserpentis


Taxonavigation: Ischnochitonina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Polyplacophora
Ordo: Ischnochitonina

Familia: Chitonidae
Genus: Chiton
Species: Chiton pelliserpentis


  • Chiton pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835



  • Sperm morphology, spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis of three species of chitons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora).
  • Horn, P.L. 1985: Respiration in air and water of the chiton Chiton pelliserpentis from high and low zones of a sheltered shore. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research, 19(1): 11–19. DOI: 10.1080/00288330.1985.9516071
  • Horn, P.L. 1986: Energetics of Chiton pelliserpentis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) and the importance of mucus in its energy budget. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 101(1–2): 119–141. DOI: 10.1016/0022-0981(86)90045-6
  • Seasonal reproductive cycles of three Australian species of chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora).


Vernacular names[edit]

English: snakeskin chiton