Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 289)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic.
Maximum depth from Ref. 110502. Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). Intertidal; very common on open shore (Ref. 289); common in the zone between tides in the rocky coast, mainly on rocks of arenaceous; adheres with great force to rocks (Ref. 292); intertidal, spray zones of rocky shores (Ref. 2022, page 122). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)