APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767) - A Mail-shell or chiton (Chiton images)
Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- dorsal view 1

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- dorsal view 2

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- dorsal view close-up 1

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- dorsal view 3

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- dorsal view 4

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- being photographed 1

Three specimens were found under rocks on the lowershore at Baiters Point, Poole Quay, Poole Harbour, Dorset, 12.09.18.

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- dorsal view 1

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- close-up 1

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- close-up 2

Mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona fascicularis
- close-up 3

Photographs are of an old dried / preserved specimen photographed from the marine collection of Stella Turk M.B.E.. 26.02.16.

The marine collection of Stella Turk is curated by the author of this website at his home in Penzance, Cornwall. Its intended use is as a reference collection, access is by appointment only, further information is available on request.

Acanthochitona fascicularis mail shell Chiton Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.