Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 290)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Canada, USA and Mexico.
Medium width girdle, with overlapping scales which are flat; larger at the valves and smaller at the margin of the girdle; deeply ridged with fine netlike sculpturing in between these ridges. Lateral areas: 5-8 rows of prominent beading. End valves: Radially beaded in ridges. Color of the valves: Olivaceous or gray; some have dark triangular blotches on the jugum. Girdle: Dark and light gray blotched (Ref. 296).
Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. 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)