Chiton granoradiatus [Status Unaccepted]   Leloup,  1937 (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Size: 30mm in length.

Color: yellowish with brown tinge. Girdle whitish and milky-white tubercle like imbricating scales.

Head valve slightly larger than the tail valve, and bears about forty regular, close-set, slightly flattened and finely granulose radiating riblets with narrow interstices between them.Tail valve slightly concave, bearing lesser number of riblets than the head valve, mucro or beak median, anterior end depressed. Intermediate valves with well demarcated median and lateral areas, the former bears about 18 to 20 regular, well arranged short, broad, prominent, close-set and finely granulose longitudinal riblets running parallel to the jugum; lateral areas raised, each bearing five to seven very large, broad, flattened, rather distantly placed, finely and profusely granulose and anastamosng radiating ridges or costae, interstices slightly wide ans shallow.

Synonym (s)
Chiton tuticoriensis Ray and Roychowdhury, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island, Sawai Bay (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 92.79) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island (Lat: 8.13) (Long: 93.5) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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