Polyplacophora | Lepidopleurida
Kaas, P. and R.A. van Belle. 1985. (Ref. 1875)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1875); common length : 2.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1875)
Benthic; depth range 100 - 4825 m (Ref. 1875)
Climate / Range
Northern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. Cosmopolitan.
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)