Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 283)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 283)
Climate / Range
Northwest Pacific: Japan and Korea.
Oval shaped; colored dirty white which is irregularly spotted or streaked with pink, brown, bluish-green and black. Girdle: Broadly extended at anterior end; color is creamy yellow to light brown blackish bands. Surface of girdle: Densely covered with minute, drop-shaped, pointed spicules, sparsely interspersed with long, smooth bristles which have long, stout brown or olivaceous spicules (Ref. 283).
Found from intertidal to 10 m, on rocks (Refs. 289, 75835) (Ref. 289). 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)