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Dell'Angelo B., Sabelli B., Taviani M., Bonfitto A. New data on the Polyplacophora of Madagascar (Western Indian Ocean) (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). In: Archiv fur Molluskenkunde, vol. 139 (1) pp. 35 - 43. E.Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele u.Obermiller), 2010.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
The chitons studied here are all from the coral reefs in the Tuléar area, SW Madagascar. This second note on Tuléar chitons benefits of the availability of well preserved complete specimens whereas the previous one (D ELL 'A NGELO et al. 2004) was mainly based on single valves. A small collection of living-collected Polyplacophorafrom shallow coral reef habitats in Tulèar permits to update the chiton fauna from Madagascar. The material was collected in the 1960s/70s (main collector J EAN F RANCOIS B RUNEL in 1971) by people then working at Station Marine d'Endoume, Marseille, and consists of seven species: Callistochiton rotondus L ELOUP 1981, Chiton kaasi (L ELOUP 1981), Lucilina tilbrooki M ILNE 1958, Acanthochitona penicillata (D ESHAYES 1863), Acanthochi- tona limbata K AAS 1986, Choneplax indica O DHNER 1919, and Cryptoplax sykesi T HIELE 1909. Before, Lucilina tilbrooki was formerly only known from Heron Island, Australia. The finding of Callistochiton rotondus is noteworthy because is a very elusive species previously only known from the holotype.
DOI: 10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/139/035-043
Subject Polyplacophora
biogeography
systematics
new records
coral reefs
Madagascar
Western Indian Ocean


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