Leptochiton vaubani Kaas, 1991, Kaas, 1991

Sigwart, Julia D. & Sirenko, Boris I., 2012, Deep-sea chitons from sunken wood in the West Pacific (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Lepidopleurida): taxonomy, distribution, and seven new species, Zootaxa 3195, pp. 1-38: 12-13

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.280094

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5218586

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038787C8-CD02-FFE2-FF70-4A5CB0ACFEB4

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scientific name

Leptochiton vaubani Kaas, 1991
status

 

Leptochiton vaubani Kaas, 1991  

Leptochiton vaubani Kaas 1991: 13   , figs 13–23; Kaas & Van Belle 1994: 13 –15, fig. 3, map 1; Sirenko 2001: 69; Schwabe 2008: 215; Sigwart et al. 2011: table 3, fig. 2; Yearsley & Sigwart 2011: table 1.

Material examined. Holotype ( MNHN 6136). 8 specimens in 3 lots from Vanuatu, 13 specimens in 6 lots from the Solomon Islands.

Distribution. Widely distributed in the South Pacific and in a wide range of depths. Originally described from New Caledonia (720 m: Kaas 1991) and subsequently identified from other deeper specimens from New Caledonia (2100–2110 m: Sirenko 2001); now also known from Vanuatu (641–799 m), and equivocally the Solomon Islands (236–1118 m). Found living and feeding on sunken terrestrial plant remains.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Polyplacophora

Order

Lepidopleurida

Family

Leptochitonidae

Genus

Leptochiton

Loc

Leptochiton vaubani Kaas, 1991

Sigwart, Julia D. & Sirenko, Boris I. 2012
2012
Loc

Leptochiton vaubani

Sirenko 2001: 69
Kaas 1994: 13
Kaas 1991: 13
1991