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 crinita (Pennant, 1777) - Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view anterior 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- two groups of spines 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- group of spines 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- surface scale pattern 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- fringe of bristles 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- in-situ on rock 1

Specimen above was found in a rock crevice on the middleshore at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 07.08.16.

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- foot 1.0mm division rule 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 2

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 3

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 4

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- dorsal view 5

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- dorsal view 6

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- dorsal view 7

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- within rock crevice 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitonia crinita
- within rock crevice 2

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- ventral view / foot 1

Bristly mail-shell or chiton
Acanthochitona crinita
- ventral view / foot 2

Images taken across the south coast of Devon and Cornwall; at Batten Beach near Plymouth, Devon; Hannafore near Looe; Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell; Albert Pier reef, Penzance, and Larrigan Rocks, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall.

Acanthochitona crinitus Bristly 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.