A new South African Leptochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Lepidopleurida).

Boris I. Sirenko

Abstract


A new chiton species of the genus Leptochiton is described from the intertidal zone of False Bay, South Africa. The new species is distinguishable
from other congeneric species by ribbed ventral scales, a wide tail valve and the number of micraesthetes per each megalaesthete.


Keywords


Leptochiton; taxonomy; Indian Ocean; False Bay; intertidal zone

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