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 - 18 m (Ref. 290)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Alaska and USA.
Valve colors: Rose, violet, light blue, green, yellow, reddish brown, orange or any combination of these. Girdle: Moderate width and is yellowish to light brown in color. Girdle: Has minute spicules interspersed with larger pointed spicules singly or in groups; there are also random coarse bristles bearing many spicules (Ref. 296).
Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Usually found on the bottom of large rocks (Ref. 290). 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)