Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 290)
Climate / Range
Pacific Ocean: Alaska, Mexico, Canada and northern Japan.
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).
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)