First findings of the rare chiton Acanthochitona leopoldi (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) in the South China Sea

B.I. Sirenko & T. Nguyen Tai

Abstract. The rare chiton Acanthochitona leopoldi (Leloup, 1933) is recorded for the first time from the Spratly Islands (Truong Sa), Vietnam. The species is redescribed based on the scanning electron microscope examination of the recently collected specimens. Age variability of the shell, radula and perinotum of this species is also given.
Key words: chitons, redescription, age variability, South China Sea, Spratly Islands, Acanthochitonidae, Acanthochitona

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2020, 29(1): 93–100  ▪  Published online 12 June 2020


https://doi.org/10.31610/zsr/2020.29.1.93  ▪  Open full article  

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