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CHEN Zhiyun, ZHANG Junlong, LIAN Xiping, TAN Yehui. Planaxidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from the South China Sea[J]. HaiyangYuHuZhao, 2018, 36(2): 548-555

Planaxidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from the South China Sea

CHEN Zhiyun1, ZHANG Junlong2, LIAN Xiping1, TAN Yehui1
1 Marine Biodiversity Collections of South China Sea/Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-Resources and Biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, China;
2 Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China
Planaxidae is a family of tropical and subtropical marine gastropods that are adapted to an intertidal, rocky environment. The present study deals with three species in the family Planaxidae from the South China Sea:Planaxis sulcatus (von Born, 1778), Angiola longispira (Smith, 1872), and Supplanaxis niger (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833), based on specimens deposited in the Marine Biodiversity Collections of the South China Sea, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The taxonomic status, main morphological characteristics of the shell and radula, distribution, and habitat of these three planaxid species are presented. We also briefly discuss their morphological differences and the biogeographic distribution.
Key words:    Planaxidae|Planaxis sulcatus|Angiola longispira|Supplanaxis niger|radula|South China Sea   
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