Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 72 m (Ref. 290)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Canada, USA and Alaska.
Girdle: scaled, where the scales are larger near the valves progressing down in size to smaller ones near the outer edge. Lateral areas: Not distinctly defined. Surface: smooth, even though it looks smooth to the naked eye, is minutely granulated. Mucro: Anti-median. This chiton highly colored and greatly variable (Ref. 296). Tegmentum color: Variable, mostly uniformly creamy yellow, orange, or reddish brown, or dark olive with whitish and brownish streaks radiating from the apices; some are completely white or black, and some have a combination of colors, often with ultramarine blue (Ref. 290).
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)