A NEW SPECIES OF LEPIDOCHITONA (POLYPLACOPHORA: MOPALIOIDEA) FROM THE PANAMIC PROVINCE

Boris I. Sirenko, Adriana Reyes-Gómez, Cedar García-Rios, Christian M. Ibáñez

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Abstract

Lepidochitona is a genus with a wide distribution in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In this study, we describe Lepidochitona pardogandarillasae new species using morphological and molecular data. This new species is morphologically distinct from other species of the genus in displaying a convex postmucronal slope, the jugal part of tegmentum slightly protruded, and a large body length (> 20 mm). The phylogenetic analyses conducted in this study using mitochondrial markers confirm the existence of a new species of Lepidochitona, which was found in northern Peru. This study represents a contribution to knowledge of the Lepidochitona diversity and distribution along the eastern Pacific.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-58
Number of pages16
JournalMalacologia
Volume65
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • chitons
  • eastern Pacific
  • Lepidochitonidae
  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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