Acanthochitona biformis (Nierstrasz, 1905)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Acanthochites biformis Nierstrasz, 1905


Conservation Status

Last (and only) record: 1905 or before (Saito, 2006:125)

Rediscovered on 19 March 2005 (Saito, 2006:125)


Distribution & Habitat

Indonesia & Philippines (Batangas Channel at Puerto Galera, Mindoro; Pulu Sanguisiapo, Tawi Tawi Islands, Sulu Archipelago) (Saito, 2006)


Anatomy & Morphology



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Original scientific description:

Nierstrasz, H. F. (1905). Die Chitonen der Siboga-Expedition. Siboga Expeditie, Monograph 48: 1-112, pls I-VIII.


Other references:

MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Acanthochitona biformis (Nierstrasz, 1905). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-02-18

Saito, Hiroshi. (2006). Shallow Water Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, the Philippines. Mem. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo 44: 119-133.

Sirenko, B. I. and Saito, H. (2017). New species of chitons of the superfamily Cryptoplacoidea (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from Vietnamese waters. Zootaxa 4299(4): 451-506 [478].


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