Leptoplax varia Nierstrasz, 1905



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leptoplax varius Nierstrasz, 1905


Conservation Status

Last (and only) record: 1905 or before (Saito, 2006)

Rediscovered on 19 March 2005 (Saito, 2006:123)


Distribution & Habitat

Indonesia & Philippines (Batangas Channel at Puerto Galera, Mindoro; Pulu Sanguisiapo, Tawi Tawi Islands, Sulu Archipelago) (Saito, 2006)


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nierstrasz, H. F. (1905). Die Chitonen der Siboga-Expedition. Siboga Expeditie, Monograph 48: 1-112, pls I-VIII.


Other references:

Leloup, E. (1951). A propos de Cryptoconchus porosus (Burrow, 1815), C. coarctatus (Sowerby, 1841) et C. variabilis (Adams et Angaz, 1864). Bulletin, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 27(26): 1-7.

MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Leptoplax varia Nierstrasz, 1905. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-02-18

Saito, Hiroshi. (2006). Shallow Water Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, the Philippines. Mem. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo 44: 119-133.


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