Acanthochitona thileniusi (Thiele, 1909)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered or Relocated (Ashby, 1928)


Distribution & Habitat

New Zealand


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Thiele, J. (1909-1910). Revision des Systems der Chitonen. Zoologica [Stuttgart]. 22: 1-70, pls 1-7 (1909); 71-132, pls 7-10 (1910).


Other references:

Ashby, Edwin. (1928). The rediscovery of Tonicia cuneata Suter and Acanthochites thileniusi Thiele (order Polyplacophora) together with the description of a new genus and short review of the New Zealand Acanthochitonidae. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 58: 392-407.

MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Acanthochitona thileniusi (Thiele, 1909). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-02-18

Spencer, H. G., Marshall, B. A. and Willan, R. C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca, pp. 196-219. In: Gordon, D. P. (ed.). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press.


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