Spatial and temporal patterns of abundance and the effects of disturbance on under-boulder chitons
Up until now, records of chitons
from the Sao Tome and Principe Islands have been restricted to four species, in four separate families: Lepidochitona rolani Kaas & Strack, 1986, Rhyssoplax canariensis (d'Orbigny, 1839), Craspedochiton foresti (Leloup, 1965) and, probably, Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803) (Table 3).
The most recent findings by David Kisailus, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, details how the teeth of chiton
This is a kind of missing link with a worm-like body, bearing a series of shells like those of a chiton
or coat-of-mail shell," Yale researcher Derek E.
It is evident that thin sectioning of well-preserved fossil specimens of Paleozoic chitons
will illustrate the aesthete canal system.
Evidence for a clade composed of molluscs with serially repeated structures: Monoplacophorans are related to chitons
82 E COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF THE ENTIRE MITOCHONDRIAL cox-I GENE SEQUENCE ACROSS VARIOUS GENERA OF CHITONS
Seagrasses, seaweeds, sponges, sea anemones, corals, worms, phoronoids, moss animals, nudibranchs, chitons
, octopi, squid, and sea fleas are some of the major genera surveyed in entries and superb color photographs.
topshell or aliling), chitons
, conchs, nerites, and strombids (Smith, 1986).
But beyond the observation that some animals, such as sea urchins, snails and chitons
, munch away at the plant almost incessantly, researchers had no hard evidence to support that assumption.
Undetermined small sea anemones, undetermined chitons
and polychaete tubes (Serpulidae) were found occasionally.
Some scientists have suggested that this magnetite is produced by marine invertebrates called chitons
, which grind down their magnetite-containing teeth when eating algae embedded in limestone.
and gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from the western Pacific islands.
Thais clavigera (Kuster) is a common predator in intertidal rocky shores of East Asia, feeding on barnacles, chitons
, gastropods, bivalves and polychaetes (Taylor & Morton 1996).
Nevertheless, a comprehensive study of Malagasy chitons
has yet to be achieved, and finding new material allows us to present new information.