Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Callochitonidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296); common length : 5.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 313)
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Pacific: USA and Mexico.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Habitat: Middle and low Intertidal (Ref. 289 and 315); under stone in sand; rocky shores (Ref. 313); lives under rocks on open coast, especially rocks partly embedded in sand or gravel (Ref. 315). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)