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Lepidozona mertensii   (Middendorff, 1847)

Merton's chiton

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Callochitonidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean: Alaska, Mexico, Canada and northern Japan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)

Short description Morphology

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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