Tonicia pectinoides [Status Unaccepted]   Sykes,  1903 (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Color: pale yellowish brown on the valves and tinged with green in the girdle.

Shells small, moderately broad and surrounded by narrow girdle. Lateral areas of the valves distinct and elevated, valves sculptured with broad and strongly developed longitudinal ribs on the central areas and on anterior part of the valve, interstices between these ridges traversed by minute transverse riblets, anterior head valve, posterior part of the anal valve and lateral areas of intermediate valves with rows of flattened nodules, the number fewer and more widely separated on the intermediate valves, insertion plates with well developed slits.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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