Leptochiton vietnamensis Sirenko, 1998

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: 13

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5218588

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scientific name

Leptochiton vietnamensis Sirenko, 1998
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Leptochiton vietnamensis Sirenko, 1998  

Leptochiton vietnamensis Sirenko 1998: 1   , figs 1–3; Sirenko 2001: 45 –47, figs 31–47, 168 – 171; 2004: 112, 115, table 1; Schwabe 2006 a: 19 –22, pl. 1 figs A–D, pl. 2 figs A–F; Sigwart et al. 2011: 567, 569, table 3, fig. 2; Yearsley & Sigwart 2011: table 1.

+ Leptochiton longispinus Saito, 2001: 111   –114, text figs 6, 7, pl. 1 figs 4–6; Sirenko 2004: table 1 [as junior synonym of L. vietnamensis   ].

Material examined. 22 specimens in 3 lots from the Philippines, 15 specimens in 11 lots from the Solomon Islands.

Distribution. The total range of this species is from 21.7 ° S – 6.95 ° N by 97.37 °– 168 ° E, reported from South China Sea (700 m: Sirenko 1998), Andaman Sea (651 m: Schwabe 2006 a), New Caledonia (270–800 m: Sirenko 2001), 2323 (522–677 m: Sirenko 2001; this study), and now also the Philippines (989–1764 m) and Solomon Islands (989–1313 m). Found living and feeding on sunken terrestrial plant remains.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Polyplacophora

Order

Lepidopleurida

Family

Leptochitonidae

Genus

Leptochiton

Loc

Leptochiton vietnamensis Sirenko, 1998

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

Leptochiton longispinus

Saito 2001: 111
2001
Loc

Leptochiton vietnamensis

Schwabe 2006: 19
Sirenko 2001: 45
Sirenko 1998: 1
1998