Craspedochiton laqueatus   (G.B. Sowerby II,  1842) (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Color: Dull white, tinged faintly with green.

Body broadly ovate with moderately broad shell valves and a relatively narrow girdle; shell plates are feebly keeled along their middle line and their central and lateral areas are not clearly differentiated; sculpture consists of coarse granules developed on either side of the median keel. The anterior terminal valve is faintly radiately ribbed in addition to the granulation. The posterior terminal valve is rather small, scarcely ribbed and not markedly raised in the middle; the girdle bears numerous close-set processes. The margin of the ventral surface is slightly thickened forming a sort of veil all round.

Synonym (s)
Chiton laqueatus G.B. Sowerby II, 1842

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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