Chaetopleuridae is a family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 of chiton
Chitons are small to large, primitive marine molluscs in the class Polyplacophora.There are 900 to 1,000 extant species of chitons in the class, which was formerly known as Amphineura....

s. They are marine
Marine (ocean)
Marine is an umbrella term. As an adjective it is usually applicable to things relating to the sea or ocean, such as marine biology, marine ecology and marine geology...



Two genera
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

 are known in this family:
  • Chaetopleura
    Chaetopleura is a genus of chitons in the family Chaetopleuridae. They are marine molluscs.-Species:The genus has been separated into two subgenera.subgenus Chaetopleura * Chaetopleura angolensis Thiele, 1909...

    Shuttleworth, 1853
  • Dinoplax
    Dinoplax is a genus of chitons in the family Chaetopleuridae. They are marine molluscs.-Taxonomy:Species in this genus include:* Dinoplax chelazziana * Dinoplax fossus Sykes, 1899* Dinoplax gigas...

    Carpenter MS, Dall, 1882
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