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Leptochiton kerguelensis   Haddon, 1886

cryptic sea cradle

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Leptochiton kerguelensis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Lepidopleurida | Leptochitonidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 2 - 1582 m (Ref. 87801)

Climate / Range

Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southern Ocean. Subtropical to polar.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on and under stones, and often under the holdfasts of Macrocystis sp. and among bryozoans in muddy and silty substrates (Ref. 87801). 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

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)