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Catalogue of Chitons in the National Museum of Ireland (Mollusca: Polyplacophora)
J. Sigwart1,2

1. National Museum of Ireland, Natural History Division, Merrion Road, Dublin 2, Ireland
2. University College Dublin, Department of Zoology, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

September 2003

The list below represents the holdings of chiton specimens, preserved in 70% Ethanol, in the National Museum of Ireland, Natural History Division, Dublin, Ireland (NMINH). There are additional dry shell specimens in the holdings of the Museum which are NOT included in this list.

The collection contains 122 lots in 10 genera.

The list is arranges systematically by family, and alphabetically by genus and species, as follows.
Leptochitonidae Leptochiton
Hanleyidae Hanleya
Ischnochitonidae Callochiton, Lepidochitona, Lepidozona, Stenoplax, Tonicella
Chitonidae Chiton
Acanthochitonidae Acanthochitona, Acanthopleura

Genus sp Author, date Number of specimens (N>10) NMINH Catalogue Number Locality Collection Year Collector Donor Notes
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 2 1992.52.1 Ardy Point, Mulroy Bay, Ireland 1992 J.D. Nunn    
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 1 1891.25.2     RIA   RIA Log 39
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 1 1915.116.10 Ardelly Pt., Ireland 1910 Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) N 1978.23.1 Galway Bay, Ireland 1975 D. McGrath    
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 2 1980.272.1 Lough Hyne, Ireland 1980 J.M.C. Holmes    
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 2 1983.180.2 Ireland 1978 M. Parker    
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 1 1997.15.1 Co. Mayo, Ireland 1996 J.D. Nunn    
Leptochiton asellus (Gmelin, 1791) 2 2002.12.2 53o18' N, 9o40' W Kilkieran, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 3 2002.12.3 53o18' N, 9o41' W Kilkieran, Ireland 2002 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.11     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.12     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.13     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.14     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.15     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.16     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1915.116.17     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1993.31.6 53o 9.37' N, 9o8.48' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. S.M.Smith
Leptochiton cancellatus (Sowerby, 1840) 1 1997.56.2 Lough Hyne, Ireland 1996 J.D. Nunn    
Leptochiton cinereus (Montagu, 1803) N 2003.42.1 Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
Leptochiton cinereus (Montagu, 1803) 1 1993.31.5 53o N, 5o54' W Co. Wicklow, Ireland 1996 C.S. Emblow BIOMAR Survey det. Dowse
Leptochiton cinereus (Montagu, 1803) N 2003.42.2 Kristianiafjorden, Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
Leptochiton scabridus (Jeffreys, 1880) 1 1999.41.1 The Hassaus, Mulray Bay, Co. Donegal, Ireland 1989 J.D. Nunn    
Hanleya hanleyi (Bean in Thorpe, 1844) 2 1921.72.3 Videroauna, Bohslan, West coast of Sweden       det. Wiren
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 2 2002.12.4 51o56' N, 10o17' Valentia, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 1 2002.12.5 53o18' N, 9o41' W Kilkieran, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 1 1980.272.2 Lough Hyne, Ireland 1980 D. Minchin    
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 4 1915.116.18 Ross Shore, Ireland 1904 Trans. Fish.   DATI
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 1 1892.33.1 Killala Bay, Ireland   R. Warren    
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 1 1997.15.3 Co. Mayo, Ireland 1996 J.D. Nunn    
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 1 1993.31.7 52o 47' N, 9o30' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) 2 1993.31.8 52o 4.78' N, 9o34' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1915.116.20 Moyrahan, Ireland   Trans. Fish.   DATI
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 4 1915.116.21   1901 Trans. Fish.   DATI
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) N 1915.116.22   1910 Trans. Fish.   DATI
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1981.168.1 Portrane, Co. Dublin, Ireland 1981 J.M.C. Holmes    
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1992.52.6 Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland 1992 J.D. Nunn    
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 4 1993.31.15 52o 19' N, 10o4' W Co. Kerry, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.16 53o 9' N, 9o8' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.17 53o 9' N, 9o8' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 3 1993.31.18 53o 10' N, 8o57' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 1993.31.19 53o 14' N, 9o4.5' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 1993.31.20 53o 14' N, 9o33' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 1993.31.21 53o 18' N, 9o39' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 1993.31.22 54o 18' N, 8o46' W Co. Sligo, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.23 55o 8' N, 8o18' W Co. Donegal, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 1993.31.24 55o 9.22' N, 8o13' W Co. Donegal, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1995.15.1 Ballycotton Hd., Ireland 1995      
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1995.16.2 Dingle Bay, Ireland 1868      
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 2002.12.7 53o15' N, 9o38' W Kilkieran, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 2002.12.8 51o56' N, 10o16' W Valentia, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1997.56.3 Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland 1997 J.D. Nunn    
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 3 1997.15.2 Inishlyre, Clew Bay, Co. Mayo, Ireland 1996 J.D. Nunn    
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) N 1996.49.1 The Bonnet, Westport Channel, Ireland 1996 J.D. Nunn    
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.25 51o 36.46' N, 9o39' W Co. Cork, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 3 1993.31.26 51o 50' N, 8o0.95' W Co. Cork, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.27 52o 8' N, 10o20' W Co. Kerry, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.28 53o 16' N, 6o6' W Co. Dublin, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.29 52o 5.32' N, 7o33' W Co. Waterford, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 2 1993.31.30 52o 45' N, 9o31' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 3 1993.31.31 52o 48' N, 9o30' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.32 52o 48' N, 9o30' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.33 52o 57' N, 9o36' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.34 52o 57' N, 9o36' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.35 53o 23' N, 9o50' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 P. Dinneen BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinerea (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.36 53o 35' N, 9o50' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 P. Dinneen BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Lepidochitona cinereus (Montagu) 2 1882.603.1 Zoological Station, Naples, Italy   A. Dohrn    
Lepidochitona cinereus (Linné, 1767) 1 1915.116.19   1904 Trans. Fish.   DATI
Lepidozona cajetanus (Poli, 1791) 4 1904.193.1 Zoological Station, Naples, Italy        
Stenoplax limaciformis (Sowerby, 1832) N 2003.39.2 West Indies 1866 F.L. McClintock    
Tonicella marmorea (Fabricius, 1780) 2 1999.41.2 N. Ballchulish, West Scotland 1999 J.D. Nunn    
Tonicella marmorea (Fabricius, 1780) 1 2003.42.5 Kristianiafjorden, Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 2003.42.3 Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 1915.116.3 Muyrahan, Ireland   Trans. Fish.   DATI
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 1915.116.4     Trans. Fish.   DATI
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 1978.28.1 Dingle, Ireland 1978 M. Long    
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 1992.52.2 Mulroy Bay, Ireland 1992 J.D. Nunn    
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.4 53o26.51' N, 5o48.13' W Co. Dublin, Ireland 1996 C.S. Emblow BIOMAR Survey det. Dowse
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 2002.12.1 53o21' N, 9o42' W Kilkieran, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Tonicella rubra (Linné, 1767) 1 2003.39.10 Malahide, Ireland        
Chiton olivaceus Spengler, 1797 3 1882.603.2 Mediterranean       C. siculus?
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 2 1915.116.23 Ross Shore, Ireland 1904 Fisheries    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1915.116.24 Feorinyeeo Bay, Co. Mayo, Ireland 1910 Fisheries   det. J.D. Nunn
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1979.230.1 L. Ine, Co. Cork, Ireland 1979 J.M.C. Holmes    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1992.52.3 Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal, Ireland 1992 J.D. Nunn    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 2 1992.52.4 Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland 1992 J.D. Nunn    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1992.52.5 Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland 1992 J.D. Nunn    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1993.31.10 51o 36' N, 9o39' W Co. Cork, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1993.31.11 52o 42' N, 9o40' W Co. Clare, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1993.31.12 52o 19' N, 10o3.9' W Co. Kerry, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1993.31.13 53o 14' N, 9o33' W Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1993.31.14 54o14' N, 10o4.31' W Co. Mayo, Ireland 1994 C.S. Emblow BIOMAR Survey det. C.S. Emblow
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1993.31.9 55o 7.76' N, 8o18' W Co. Donegal, Ireland 1996 M.M.McCrea BIOMAR Survey det. M.M.McCrea
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 4 1995.42.1 Clare Island, Ireland 1995 J.D. Nunn    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1997.15.4 Clew Bay, Co. Mayo, Ireland 1996 J.D. Nunn    
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 2002.12.6 51o53' N, 10o21' W Valentia, Ireland 2001 The Marine Institute   det. J.D. Nunn
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 2003.39.11 Dalkey Sound, Co. Dublin, Ireland   J. Johnson   det. J.D.Nunn
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 3 2003.39.12 Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland       det. J.D.Nunn
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1915.116.5     Trans. Fish.   DATI; taxonomy uncertain
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1915.116.6 off Rathlan Is., Ireland   Trans. Fish.   DATI; taxonomy uncertain
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1915.116.7     Trans. Fish.   DATI; taxonomy uncertain
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1915.116.8 Fastnet, Ireland   Trans. Fish.   DATI; taxonomy uncertain
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 1 1915.116.9     Trans. Fish.   DATI; taxonomy uncertain
Acanthochitona crinita (Pennant, 1777) 5 1891.25.1   1886 RIA   RIA Log 35; taxonomy uncertain
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.2 Doohulla Beach, Co. Galway, Ireland 1995 C.C. Morrow BIOMAR Survey  
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linné, 1767) N 1977.149.1 Kilkieran Bay, Co. Galway, Ireland 1975 D. McGrath    
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linné, 1767) 2 1997.56.1 Lettermore, Cannemara, Co. Galway, Ireland 1997 J.D. Nunn    
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linné, 1767) 1 1993.31.3 53o23.01' N, 9o33' Rusheen Point, Co. Galway, Ireland 1996 P. Dinneen BIOMAR Survey det. M.M. McCrea
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linné, 1767) 1 1915.116.1 Muckinish, Co. Clare, Ireland 1901 Fisheries    
Acanthochitona fascicularis (Linné, 1767) 1 1915.116.2 Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland 1903 Fisheries    
Acanthochitona zelandicus Quoy & Gaimard 1 1906.19.1 Lyttleton, New Zealand       taxonomy uncertain
Acanthopleura granulata (Gmelin, 1791) 1 1888.191.1 Barbados       taxonomy uncertain
[unidentified]     2 1995.16.1 SW ground, Dingle, Ireland   K. Flannery    
[unidentified]     2 1981.91.1 Barloge Creek, Lough Hyne, Ireland 1981      
[unidentified]     N 2003.39.3 West Indies 1866 F.L. McClintock    
[unidentified]     N 2003.39.4 West Indies 1866 F.L. McClintock    
[unidentified]     1 2003.39.5 Kennedy Channel   Moss    
[unidentified]     1 2003.42.4 Norway 1879 Asbjornsen    
[unidentified]     1 1888.60.1          
[unidentified]     1 1905.189.1 Naples, Italy 1886 R.F. Scharff    
[unidentified]     4 2003.39.7 Malahide, Ireland        
[unidentified]     N 2003.39.8 Malahide, Ireland 1983      
[unidentified]     N 2003.39.9 Killiney?, Ireland      

 

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