Leptochiton saitoi Sirenko, 2001, Sirenko, 2001

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

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5218579

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038787C8-CD02-FFE5-FF70-4F4BB228FC45

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Plazi

scientific name

Leptochiton saitoi Sirenko, 2001
status

 

Leptochiton saitoi Sirenko, 2001  

Leptochiton saitoi Sirenko 2001: 47   –49, figs 48–64, 172 – 173; 2004: 114–115, table 1; Sigwart et al. 2011: table 3, fig. 2; Yearsley & Sigwart 2011: table 1.

Material examined. Holotype ( MNHN 6118) and 8 paratypes ( MNHN 6117). 1 specimen from Vanuatu, 10 specimens in 3 lots from the Philippines, 3 specimens in 2 lots from the Solomon Islands.

Distribution. Previously known only from New Caledonia (210–580 m: Sirenko 2001). Now also known from Vanuatu (800 m), the Philippines (583 m, 989 m and 1762 m) and Solomon Islands (1000–1118 m). The new records expand the geographic and bathymetric range for this species. 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 saitoi Sirenko, 2001

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

Leptochiton saitoi

Sirenko 2001: 47
2001