deep-water genera; Indonesia; Banda Sea; age variability;
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On the basis of the collections of the R/V Vityaz in the Banda Sea, Indonesia, a review of the chiton fauna of the genera Belknapchiton and Leptochiton was carried out. Leptochiton commandorensis, until now known only from the northern Pacific near the Commander Islands, is here added to the four known Indonesian deep sea species. This species turned out to be with juveniles in the pallial groove. A scanning electron microscope study of the collected specimens of B. giganteus made a corrected, supplemented description of this rare species possible. The age variability of the valves shape and shell sculpture of the two collected species was studied. Particular attention is paid to the age variability of the number of micraesthetes on the tegmentum grains and the position of the mucro.

Индонезийские хитоны родов Belknapchiton Sirenko, Saito and Schwabe, 2022 и Leptochiton Gray, 1847 (Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Lepidopleuridae)
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