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Lepidozona mertensii   (Middendorff, 1847)

Merton's chiton

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Lepidozona mertensii   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Callochitonidae
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Main reference
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 290)

Climate / Range
Temperate

Distribution
Pacific Ocean: Alaska, Mexico, Canada and northern Japan.
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Short description
Girdle: Medium wide with smooth, compact, solid, oval scales. Mucro: Central and low. Central areas: Narrow, parallel riblets with faint netting between. Lateral areas: Sharply defined having radian rows of pustules. Tail valve: Radially riblets posterior of murco and netting anteriorly. Head valve: Radially ribbed. Color of shell: Ranges from orange-red to claret-red or dull green sometimes with white markings. Girdle color: Similar in color to the valves (Ref. 296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown