TITLE

Nueva especie del quitón Lepidochitona (Polyplacophora: Ischnochitonidae) de Puerto Rico

AUTHOR(S)
García-Ríos, Cedar I.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Revista de Biología Tropical;jun2010, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p635
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The genus Lepidochitona Gray, 1821 has two species in the Caribbean: L. liozonis (Dall & Simpson, 1901) and L. rosea Kaas, 1972. We describe a third species: Lepidochitona rufoi sp. nov. from Puerto Rico. Lepidochitona rufoi differs from both in having a finely granulose tegmentum, smaller size, a very fine central radula tooth, and different anal plate form and color pattern. It also differs from L. liozonis in having longer marginal spicules.
ACCESSION #
52464667

 

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