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Acanthochitona spiculosa   Reeve, 1847

glass-haired chiton

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Acanthochitona spiculosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Acanthochitonidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 2022).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA, Colombia and the West Indies.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Upper sublittoral, under stones and coral rubble (Ref. 2022, page 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).

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: 3.8 centimeters. Body: Elongated; has girdle that covers most of the valves. Valves: Have four clumps of long, glassy bristles near the anterior valve and one on each side of the other valves. Clumps: Set in cuplike collars of the girdle. Pustules: Tiny, round, sharply raised; covering end valves and lateral areas of middle valves. Dorsal longitudinal ridge: Raised, narrow, distinct and smoothish except for very fine pinpoints. Lower edge of the girdle: Dense fringe of brown or bluish bristles (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): 23.8 - 28.3, mean 27.1 (based on 319 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown