Parachiton puppis Hull, 1923

Schwabe, Enrico, Sirenko, Boris I. & Seeto, Johnson, 2008, A checklist of Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from the Fiji islands, Zootaxa 1777, pp. 1-52 : 6

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274284

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228042

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1E286D37-403B-FFE6-C2BB-FF3BFC90E5F3

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Plazi

scientific name

Parachiton puppis Hull, 1923
status

 

Parachiton puppis Hull, 1923

( Figure 1 View FIGURE 1. A B)

Chresonymy and synonymy in Gowlett-Holmes (1990: 95).

Parachiton puppis Hull 1923: 158 , pl. 24, figs 1–5; Joyce 1959: 231; Iredale & McMichael 1962: 28; Kaas & Van Belle 1998: 153; Slieker 2000: 102, pl. 39, fig. 5; Schwabe 2001: 27.

Lepidopleurus puppis ; Ashby 1926: 380.

Parachiton verconis Cotton & Weeding 1939: 183 , pl. 7, fig. 2 (holotype SAMA D 11689 View Materials ; type locality: South Australia, Nuyts Archipelago, St Francis Island [32 ° 30 ’S 133 ° 17 ’E], not seen); Gowlett-Holmes 1990: 95, fig. 3 C; 2001: 75; Kaas & Van Belle 1998: 196.

Lepidopleurus (Parachiton) verconis ; Laghi, Russo & Dell’Angelo 1980: 4.

Lepidopleurus (Parachiton) puppis ; Laghi, Russo & Dell’Angelo 1980: 4.

Leptochiton (Parachiton) verconis ; Cesari 1987: 13.

Leptochiton (Parachiton) puppis ; Gowlett-Holmes 1990: 95, figs 1–3; 1998 a: 179, fig. 3.31; 2001: 75; Kaas & Van Belle 1998: 153.

Locus typicus: Australia, New South Wales, Vaucluse [32 ° 10 ’S 146 ° 32 ’E], Bottle and Glass Point, under stones in sand, or mud below low water mark.

Primary type: Holotype (AMS C. 49540), examined from colour pictures provided by Ian Loch.

Type (s) without name-bearing function: One paratype (AMS C. 149663).

Material examined: UF 297662 View Materials : 1 adult spm, Viti Levu, Man Friday Resort, 80 km west of Suva [18 ° 10 ’S 177 ° 40 ’E], 0–2 m, fringing reef, freely moving on undersides of rocks, leg. Holthuis, B. & Gustav Paulay, 0 2 February 1989 (BFIJI- 428), wet; ZSM Mol 20062092: 1 valve, Viti Levu, Laucala Bay, west and north side of Nukumbutho Island 18 ° 10.474 'S 178 ° 28.343 'E; extracted from sand, collected in 1 m, leg. Enrico Schwabe, 21 August 2006, dry.

Habitat: The species seems to have the same habitat preference as the preceeding species.

Distribution: Gowlett-Holmes (1990: 96) reported the species from “South-eastern Australia, from Vaucluse, central N.S.W. to Nuyts Archipelago, western S. Aust.” and later (2001: 75) she emphasized that the species is endemic to Australia. Schwabe (2001: 27) showed that the species also occurs in the Samoan Islands.

Remarks: This is the first record of this species from Fiji.

SAMA

South Australia Museum

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Polyplacophora

Order

Lepidopleurida

Family

Leptochitonidae

Genus

Parachiton

Loc

Parachiton puppis Hull, 1923

Schwabe, Enrico, Sirenko, Boris I. & Seeto, Johnson 2008
2008
Loc

Leptochiton (Parachiton) puppis

Kaas 1998: 153
Gowlett-Holmes 1990: 95
1990
Loc

Parachiton verconis

Kaas 1998: 196
Gowlett-Holmes 1990: 95
Cotton 1939: 183
1939
Loc

Lepidopleurus puppis

Ashby 1926: 380
1926
Loc

Parachiton puppis

Slieker 2000: 102
Kaas 1998: 153
Iredale 1962: 28
Joyce 1959: 231
Hull 1923: 158
1923