Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 600 m (Ref. 289)
Climate / Range
Northern Atlantic, Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean: Europe, USA, Scotland and Sea of Japan.
Body: Oblong; moderately elevated. Valves: Dorsal surface, smoothish except for irregular concentric growth ridges and a very fine sandpaper effect; Color, whitish, cream, light-orange or rarely marked with brown. Girdle: Resembles sandpaper, with tiny, closely packed gravelly scales (Ref. 281).
Habitat: On or under stones; rocky shores (Ref. 293). Found from subtidal to 100 m (Ref. 75835). 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)