New species of Parachiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the South China Sea

B.I. Sirenko

Abstract. A new chiton species Parachiton laevisquamatus sp. nov. was described from the southeastern South China Sea. It differs from congeners in having smooth dorsal scales, trapezoidallyshaped intermediate valves in rostral view and a shorter antemucronal area of the tail valve.
Key words: сhitons, South China Sea, Polyplacophora, Lepidopleurida, Leptochitonidae, Parachiton, new species

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2015, 24(2): 143–147  ▪  Published in print 25 December 2015


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