A new species of Callochiton (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean)

Bruno Dell'Angelo, Walter Renda, Maurizio Sossa, Julia Sigwart, Salvatore Giacobbe

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Abstract

A new species of Callochiton, C. stefaniae n. sp., is identified in the framework of investigations aimed to better characterise the Strait of Messina benthic ecosystem. The new species, found in a peculiar facies of hard bottoms densely colonised by the hydrocoral Errina aspera (Linnaeus, 1767), is morphologically distinct from the co-generic Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803), living in the Mediterranean Sea and along other European coasts, and C. doriae (Capellini, 1859), living only in the Mediterranean Sea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-250
Number of pages8
JournalArchiv für Molluskenkunde - International Journal of Malacology
Volume146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017

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