Leptochiton longisetosus Sigwart & Sirenko, 2012

Sirenko, Boris, 2018, Taiwanese deep-water chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) and survey of chiton fauna of Taiwan, Zootaxa 4422 (3), pp. 301-344: 316

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.3.1

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Leptochiton longisetosus Sigwart & Sirenko, 2012
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Leptochiton longisetosus Sigwart & Sirenko, 2012 

( Figs 16–18View FIGURE 16View FIGURE 17View FIGURE 18, 36D View Figure )

Leptосhitоn n. sp. 5 Sigwаrt 2009а: tаble 2, fig. 2 View Figure ; Sigwаrt et аl. 2011: tаble 3, fig. 2 View Figure .

Leptосhitоn lоngisetоsus Sigwаrt & Sirenko 2012  : 20, figs 4E View Figure , 13 View Figure , 14 View Figure .

Type material. Holotype ( MNHNAbout MNHN 23699), 40 paratypes ( MNHMAbout MNHM 23700) and 1 paratype ( ZISPAbout ZISP).

Type locality. Vanuatu, Sanma, Espiritu Santo Island, Big Bay , 15°S 166.86°E, 551–750 m; Boa 1, stn CP2429. 

Material examined. One paratype ( ZISPAbout ZISP 2188); Taiwan, Bashi channel, N/O Fishery Researcher 1,” TAIWAN 2000”, stn CP38, 21°32.1’N, 120°48.1’E, 1314–1317 m, more than 300 spms, BL 3.0–15.0 mm, 0 1.08.2000.

Distribution. This species is locally abundant and common in Vanuatu (492–777 m), Solomon Islands (650– 1000 m) (Sigwart & Sirenko 2012) and near Taiwan (1314–1317 m). It is found living and feeding on sunken terrestrial plant remains. The new Taiwan record extends the distribution and depth range of this species considerably

Remarks. The Taiwan specimens are very similar in sculpture of tegmentum, scales of girdle and teeth of radula to the type specimens from Vanuatu. However, they differ from the types by having shorter intersegmental bristles. The Taiwan specimens are also similar to Leptochiton schwabei Sigwart & Sirenko, 2012  , but differ from them in having fewer micraesthetes pores.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MNHM

John May Museum of Natural History

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Polyplacophora

Order

Neoloricata

Family

Leptochitonidae

Genus

Leptochiton

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