Polyplacophora | Lepidopleurida
Kaas, P. and R.A. van Belle. 1985. (Ref. 1875)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1875)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 300 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Argentina and Chile.
Length based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Known from the intertidal areas to a depth of 300 m. They are found on hard substrates including holdfasts of Macrocystis sp., cobbles, pebbles, and shells lying on silt, under boulders or buried in sand (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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)