Katharina tunicata   (Wood, 1815)

black katy

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Mopaliidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 290).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 290)

Short description Morphology

Girdle: Black leathery covering almost the entire dorsal area. Dorsal ridge area of each valve: small portion; left exposed (Ref. 296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Surf-zone to 40 m. Usually found on stony or rocky bottoms (Ref. 290); in the middle intertidal zone from Alaska to Point Conception; North of Santa Barbara; also on rocky shore with heavy wave action (Ref. 312). Herbivorous, feeding primarily on red and green algae and benthic diatoms (Ref. 312). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown