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A new species of Falcidens (Mollusca, Aplacophora, Caudofoveata) from the southeastern Brazilian coast: external anatomy, distribution, and comparison with Falcidens caudatus (Heath, 1918) from the USA

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Passos, Flavio Dias [1] ; Ferraz Correa, Paulo Vinicius [2] ; Todt, Christiane [3, 4]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Anim Biol, POB 6109, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Programa Posgrad Biol Anim, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Radgivende Biologer AS, N-5007 Bergen - Norway
[4] Univ Bergen, Univ Museum Bergen, Phylogenet Systemat & Evolut, POB 7800, N-5020 Bergen - Norway
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: MARINE BIODIVERSITY; v. 48, n. 2, SI, p. 1135-1146, JUN 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Falcidens australocaudatus sp. nov. is described from the southeastern Brazilian coast, based on characters of external anatomy, including size, shape, and ornamentation of the sclerites, and on the structure of the radula. It bears a tail characteristically distinct from the trunk, a U-shaped oral shield, and the sclerites of the trunk and shank are slender, without an obvious separation between a blade and base; it differs from all other tailed species of Falcidens, which have sclerites that are flared at the base. Externally, it is very similar to F. caudatus, recorded from the northeastern coast of the USA; the sclerites of this species are illustrated here and are characterized as being larger, slightly flared, and with a different ornamentation as compared to those of the new Brazilian species. Based on the examination of a large collection, the new species can be characterized as very abundant at the southeastern Brazilian coast, with a wide bathymetric distribution, but mainly occurring in the upper continental slope. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/07629-6 - Chaetodermidae (Mollusca, Aplacophora) from Campos Basin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: diversity, taxonomy and anatomy
Grantee:Paulo Vinicius Ferraz Corrêa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation