Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Rodrigues, L.R.G. and R.S. Absalao. 2005. (Ref. 1863)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 2022)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic: Brazil and Colombia.
Epibiotic, found on rubble (Ref. 110502). Undersides of rocks (Refs. 1863, 2022); intertidal to sublittoral (Ref. 2022). 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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