Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.9 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 52°S - 54°S, 74°E - 61°E (Ref. 83435)
Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific.
It is found in sheltered rock pools, under stones and gravel buried in sand or on silty substrates in the intertidal areas to a depth of 25 meters (Ref. 87801). 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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