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 - 73 m (Ref. 110502)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: USA, Puerto Rico and Colombia.
Smooth valves although minutely granulose under close examination. Color: Colored scarlet to dark-red with some flecks of gray or white. Girdle: Naked, leathery and brownish in color (Ref. 281).
Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). 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)