Polyplacophora | Lepidopleurida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 340)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 340)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 2754)
Climate / Range
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: European coast until Israel.
Body: elongated; more than twice as long as it is wide. Valves and narrow girdle: Dirty white to light ochre in color. Lateral areas: Highly elevated and marked with concentric ridges. Central areas: Longitudinal chains of granules (Ref. 340).
Minimum depth based from Ref. 289; to be replaced with a better reference. Intertidal to 40 m (Ref. 289). Supralittoral and mediolittoral zones at depths up to 200 m (Ref. 2754). 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)