Ischnochiton albus   (Linnaeus, 1767)

white nothern chiton

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Callochitonidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 600 m (Ref. 289).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Atlantic, Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean: Europe, USA, Scotland and Sea of Japan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Short description Morphology

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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.1 - 10.2, mean 2.8 (based on 2507 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown