Observations on the Deep-water Chiton, Leptochiton rissoi (Nierstrasz 1905) in the Eastern Pacific
Ferreira, Antonio J.
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Knowledge of the deep-sea chiton fauna is still fragmentary, even tentative; <br />although some 20 species of chitons are known to be endemic to depths greater <br />than 200 m (Ferreira 1980), in most cases observations have been confined to only a few specimens, often from a single locality. Accordingly, understanding of the anatomical and biological characteristics of such species has been limited.