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Acanthopleura spinosa   Bruguière, 1792

spinose chiton

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

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Chitonidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic.  Tropical; 22°S - 27°N, 117°E - 169°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83505)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum length is based on data from Australia (Ref. 83505). Seeks shelter within crevices during low tide (Ref. 101383). Associated with Saccostrea cucculata (Ref. 2919). 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

Schwabe, E. 2006. (Ref. 2030)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.8 - 29.2, mean 28.6 (based on 910 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown