Mopalia ciliata   (Sowerby II, 1840)

hairy chiton

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

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Mopaliidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Canada, Alaska to Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)

Short description Morphology

Girdle: Wide with sparse flat glassy hairs having several recurved spines at the base. Mucro: Strongly posterior. Valves: Beaked slightly. Central areas: Longitudinally ribbed and where each rib touches the lateral area there is a granular pustule. Pustules: Form a heavy lateral rib; from this rib the central area rib continues at an oblique angle on the lateral areas until it again reaches a granular pustule at the posterior edge of the valve; pustules form another granular rib along the posterior edge of each valve. Color: Ranging from dull gray, grays with white, greens with yellows, whites with yellows, greens with red, greens with maroon with white mixed in (Ref. 296). Body: Oval to elongate (Ref. 290). Girdle: Medium wide nude; microscopically granulated fleshy. Mucro: Anterior. Central areas: Smooth. Lateral areas: Defined by a slightly raised rib with a smooth area inside. Color of valves: Blood red with white lightning marks. Color of girdle: Cream (Ref. 296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal to shallow subtidal (Ref. 290). Appears to have an annual reproductive cycle with spawning cued by spring phytoplankton (Ref. 290).

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

Appears to have an annual reproductive cycle with spawning cued by spring phytoplankton (Ref. 290).

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