Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Gracia, A.C., J.M. Diaz and N.E. Ardilla. 2005. (Ref. 2022)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.8 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 2022)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Colombia and Caribbean Sea.
Maximum depth from Ref. 110502. Epibiotic, on rubble (Ref. 110502). Intertidal to sublittoral, under stones (Ref. 2022 and 123). 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)
Threat to humans
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