Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 283)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 283)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean.
Broadly ovate. Valve Color: white, light straw-yellow or pale brown. Girdle: Broadly expanded at anterior end and pale yellowish in color; densely covered with small, elongate, spicules and sparsely scattered large bristles covered with slender, smooth, sharp spicules (Ref. 283).
Members of the class Polyplacophora are mostly gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into lecitotrophic planktonic trocophore larvae (no veliger stage) which later metamorphose and settle on the bottom as young adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)