Nuttallochiton mirandus (Smith & Thiele, 1906)
Nuttallochiton mirandus
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Mopaliidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Antarctic: South Orkney.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 18.08.11

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