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Plaxiphora aurata   (Spalowsky, 1795)

camouflaged spiny sea cradle

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Mopaliidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.6 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Temperate; 53°S - 54°S, 70°E - 0°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Southern Pacific, Southern Atlantic and Antarctic Atlantic.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on all kinds of hard substrates, but is common in lower red algae zone and feeds on red and green algae. It also has a good tolerance for salinity fluctuations and low salinity with values of 15 to 22 psu (Ref. 87801). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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