Ischnochiton comptus   (Gould, 1859)

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

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Callochitonidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northwest Pacific: China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Western Central Pacific: Philippines.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 283)

Short description Morphology

Valves broad; mostly light grayish brown; variously blotched with white, cream, pink, reddish chestnut or blackish brown; some specimens are olive colored mottled with white. Valve surface microgranulose, sculptured with numerous weak, glossy, radiating riblets. Girdle scaly and colored in alternating yellowish and grayish or brownish bands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found from intertidal to 50 m, on rocks and gravel (Ref. 75835). 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. 283)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

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