Species under Leptochiton
n= 72
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Leptochiton africanus
(Nierstrasz, 1906)
Mediterranean Sea
Leptochiton albemarlensis
Smith & Ferreira, 1977
Southeast Pacific 0.98
Leptochiton algesirensis
(Capellini, 1859)
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Leptochiton alveolus
(Sars, 1846)
Northern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific 4
Leptochiton americanus
Kaas & van Belle, 1985
Eastern Pacific 1.5
Leptochiton arcticus
(Sars, 1878)
Northeast Atlantic
Leptochiton asellus
(Gmelin, 1791)
Northeast Atlantic 1.8
Leptochiton ater
Saito, 1997
Northwest Pacific
Leptochiton batialis
Sirenko, 1979
Northwest Pacific 2.5
Leptochiton belknapi
Dall, 1878
Northwest Pacific
Leptochiton binghami
(Boone, 1928)
Western Central Atlantic 1.53
Leptochiton boettgeri
Sulc, 1934
Mediterranean Sea
Leptochiton boucheti
Sirenko, 2001
Western Central Pacific
Leptochiton cancellatus
Sowerby, 1840
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean 0.8
Leptochiton chariessa
(Barnard, 1963)
Southeast Atlantic 1.3
Leptochiton cimicoides
(Monterosato, 1879)
Mediterranean Sea
Leptochiton curvatus
(Carpenter MS, Pilsbry, 1892)
Northwest Pacific 0.9
Leptochiton darioi
(Righi, 1973)
Southwest Atlantic 0.61
Leptochiton deecresswellae
Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton deforgesi
Sirenko, 2001
Western Central Pacific; Vanuatu
Leptochiton denhartogi
Strack, 2003
Southeast Atlantic
Leptochiton diomedeae
Berry, 1917
Northwest Pacific 1.5
Leptochiton eugenei
Kaas & Van Belle, 1893
Western Indian Ocean
Leptochiton fairchildi
(Iredale & Hull, 1929)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton finlayi
(Ashby, 1929)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton fuliginatus
(Reeve, 1847)
Northwest Pacific 1.4
Leptochiton gascognensis
Kaas & Belle, 1985
Northeast Atlantic
Leptochiton geronensis
Kaas & van Belle, 1985
Mediterranean 0.56
Leptochiton habei
Saito, 1997
Northeast Pacific
Leptochiton hakodatensis
(Thiele, 1909)
Northwest Pacific 2.1
Leptochiton hirasei
(Taki & Taki, 1929)
Northwest Pacific 0.45
Leptochiton hiriensis
Schwabe & Lozouet, 2006
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton incongruus
(Dall, 1908)
Eastern Central Pacific 1.5
Leptochiton inquinatus
(Reeve, 1847)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton japonicus
(Thiele, 1909)
ivory chiton Northwest Pacific 2
Leptochiton jordanensis
Anseeuw & Terryn, 2004
South Jordan
Leptochiton kerguelensis
Haddon, 1886
cryptic sea cradle Southern Ocean
Leptochiton latidens
(Bergenhayn, 1933)
Northwest Pacific
Leptochiton leloupi
Kaas, 1979
Northeast Atlantic 0.4
Leptochiton lifuensis
(Hull & Risbec, 1931)
Western Central Pacific
Leptochiton lineatus
(Nierstrasz, 1905)
Western Central Pacific 1.7
Leptochiton longispinus
Saito, 2001
Northeast Pacific
Leptochiton medinae
(Plate, 1899)
small pale sea cradle Southeast Pacific 1
Leptochiton micropustulosus
Kaas, 1994
Western Atlantic
Leptochiton nexus
Carpenter, 1864
Eastern Pacific 2.5
Leptochiton norfolcensis
(Hedley & Hull, 1912)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton odhneri
(Bergenhayn, 1931)
Eastern Central Atlantic
Leptochiton okamurai
Saito, 2001
Northwest Pacific
Leptochiton otagoensis
(Iredale & Hull, 1929)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton pepezamorai
Zalvide, Urgorri & Garcia, 2004
Northeast Atlantic
Leptochiton pergranatus
Dall, 1889
Western Atlantic 1.2
Leptochiton permodestus
Kaas, 1985
Western Indian Ocean
Leptochiton rarinota
(Jeffreys, 1882)
Northeast Atlantic
Leptochiton rissoi
(Nierstrasz, 1905)
Western Central Pacific 2.5
Leptochiton ronaldi
Kaas & Van Belle, 1893
Eastern Indian Ocean
Leptochiton rugatus
(Carpenter, 1892)
Pacific Ocean 1.58
Leptochiton saitoi
Sirenko, 2001
Western Central Pacific
Leptochiton sarsi
Kaas, 1981
Scandinavian coast
Leptochiton scabridus
(Jeffreys, 1880)
Northeast Atlantic
Leptochiton seishinmaruae
Saito, 1997
Northeast Pacific
Leptochiton subantarcticus
(Iredale & Hull, 1930)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton surugensis
Saito, 1997
Northeast Pacific
Leptochiton sykesi
(Sowerby III, 1903)
Southeast Atlantic 2.3
Leptochiton tenuidontus
Saito & Okutani, 1990
Northwest Pacific
Leptochiton tenuis
Kaas, 1979
Northeast Atlantic 0.3
Leptochiton textilis
(Powell, 1936)
Southwest Pacific
Leptochiton thalattius
Kaas & van Belle, 1985
Northeast Atlantic Ocean 1
Leptochiton thandari
Sirenko, 2001
Western Central Pacific
Leptochiton torishimensis
(Wu & Okutani, 1984)
Northwest Pacific
Leptochiton troncosoi
Carmona Zulvide, Urgorri & Garcia, 2004
Northeast Atlantic
Leptochiton vanbellei
Sirenko, 2001
Western Central Pacific
Leptochiton vietnamensis
Sirenko, 1998
Northwest Pacific
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