Chiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) fauna of Barbados, West Indies, with the description of a new species
Abstract:Seventeen species of chitons, one new, have been found in Barbados, the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles: Lepidochitona beanii (Carpenter, 1857), Ischnochiton striolatus (Gray, 1828), I. erythronotus (Adams, 1845), I. pseudovirgatus Kaas, 1972, I. bromleyi Ferreira, new species, Stenoplax limaciformis (Sowerby, 1832), S. boogii (Haddon, 1886), Ischnoplax pectinala (Sowerby, 1840), Ceratozona squalida (Adams, 1845), Chiton tuberculalus Linnaeus, 1758, C. marmoratus Gmelin, 1791, C. viridis Spengler, 1797, Tonicia schrammi (Shuttleworth, 1853), Acanthopleura granulata (Gmelin, 1791), Acanlhochitona astrigera (Reeve, 1847), A. rhodea (Pilsbry, 1893), and Choneplax cf. C. lata (Guilding, 1829). One of these species, I. bromleyi, is endemic; four, I. striolatus, S. limaciformis, S. boogii, I. pectinata, range southward to Brazil; five, L. beanii, S. limaciformis, S. boogii, C. squalida, A. rhodea, occur in both Caribbean and tropical eastern Pacific. Some significant taxonomic changes are proposed: Ischnoplax is elevated to generic level; Ischnochiton boogii is allocated to Stenoplax; Lepidochitona liozonis and L. rosea are regarded as junior synonyms of L. beanii; Acanthochitona hemphilli is regarded as junior synonym of A. rhodea; Acanthochitona elongata, A. interfissa and A. andersoni are regarded as synonyms of Choneplax lata.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1985
More about this publication?
- The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites