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Acanthochitona hemphilli   (Pilsbry, 1893)

red glass-hair chiton

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Acanthochitonidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 110502).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA and the West Indies.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibiotic, found on rubble (Ref. 110502). Common in the reef, under calcareous rocks (Ref. 292). 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. 281)

Short description Morphology

Maximum Total Length: 2.5 centimeters. Girdle: Covers the valves. Valves color: Red; occasionally spotted with white. Valves shape: Heart-shaped, covered with minute; round, sharply raised pustules, except on narrow dorsal ridge. Girdle: Rusty brown, lower edge with a spiculose fringe. Valves: have four tufts of long, glassy bristles. Tufts: Set in cuplike collars (Ref. 281).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.4 - 28, mean 27.5 (based on 212 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown