Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 110502)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: USA.
Maximum Total Length: 3.8 cm; three times as long as wide. Valves: Strongly arched; colored whitish to whitish-green with markings of olive, blackish olive or gray. Lateral areas: Raised with strongly beaded longitudinal riblets. Central areas: Wavy, longitudinal ribs. Girdle: Marbled with bluish and gray; covered with round, solid, finely striated scales (Ref. 281).
Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). 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)