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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 Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Acanthochitonidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Environment

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

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA and the West Indies.

Short description

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).

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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