Chiton iatricus   Winckworth,  1930 (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Size: 65mm in length.

Color: reddish brown with dark red markings on a yellowish fawn background, the same 2 colours alternative in bands on the girdle.

Shell with subdued sculpture, a marked ridge separates the lateral areas from the median area, anterior margins of the valves with well marked growth lines, the head valve with 8 slits and tail valve with about 12 slits, sutural laminae strong and the sinus pectinate.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Veraval Coast (Lat: 20.88) (Long: 70.58) INDIA (Record: 09/1977-12/1978)
• Gujarat, Port Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nagabhushanam, R and Deshpande, UD (1982) Reproductive cycle of the chiton Chiton iatricus and environmental control of its gonad growth Marine Biology Springer 67 9-13 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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