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The Polyplacophora from the Mexican Pacific
Reyes-Gómez, A. (2016). The Polyplacophora from the Mexican Pacific. The Festivus: a publication of the San Diego Shell Club, Supplement(Spec. Issue). San Diego Shell Club: Encinitas . 50 pp.
Part of: The Festivus: a publication of the San Diego Shell Club. San Diego Shell Club: San Diego. ISSN 0738-9388, more
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    VLIZ: Mollusca MOL.576 [296757]

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    Chitons; Check-list

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  • Reyes-Gómez, A.

Abstract
    This study gives a summary of the current knowledge of Polyplacophora in the Mexican Pacific, totaling 102 species in 6 marine biogeographic provinces and belonging to 8 families and 20 genera. There is an important overlap of species, mostly of the typical fauna from the international biogeographic region between Punta Eugenia in México and Point Conception in California known as the Southern California Bight containing 36 species, with occasional records in the westernmost point of Baja California, México. The Gulf of California contains 21 species, the Southern Gulf of California and the Mexican Tropical Pacific both with 15 inhabiting species, and the rest of the species extending their distribution into several ecoregions. Intertidal species are better known than those from subtidal or deeper waters. Literature reviews and voucher specimens housed in museum mollusk collections were examined to update the chiton distribution checklist.

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