Chiton pulcherrimus [Status Unaccepted]   G.B. Sowerby II,  1842 (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Size: upto 20 mm in length

Shell small, a beautiful species; intermediate valves with somewhat angularly raised median area and with nodulose ribs prominently radiating on the lateral areas. Anterior most valve with radiating lines of granules; last valve with depression in the middle and with radiating granules posteriorly; girdle with typically fine and smooth scales.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Trinkat island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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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