Tonicella

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Lined Chitons
Tonicella-lineata.jpg
Tonicella lineata live and in situ, anterior end towards the right
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Polyplacophora
Family: Ischnochitonidae
Subfamily: Lepidochitoninae
Genus: Tonicella
Carpenter, 1873
Species

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Tonicella is a genus of chitons known as the lined chitons. The genus name derives from the Greek tonos (something stretched, a brace, a strain) and cell (diminutive).[1]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Tonicella include:

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