Chitonidae

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Chitonidae
Chiton magnificus.jpg
Chiton magnificus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Suborder: Chitonina
Family: Chitonidae
Rafinesque, 1815
Genera

16, 15 extant, see text.

Chitonidae is a family of chitons or polyplacophorans, marine mollusks whose shell is composed of eight articulating plates or valves. There are fifteen extant genera in three subfamilies.

Subfamilies and genera[edit]

Subfamilies and genera within the family Chitonidae include:

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