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Mopalia muscosa   (Gould, 1846)

mossy chiton

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Mopaliidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 290)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Alaska, Canada and Mexico.

Short description

Girdle: Medium wide which is sandy and profusely covered with stiff bristles. Mucro: Highly posterior; depressed. Central areas: Longitudinally ribbed with sharp nodulose ribs transversed with subtle wide obsolete ribs forming a basket weave. Lateral areas: Heavily beaded rib. Inside area: Covered with oval shaped granulations. Color of the valves: Grays to black; rarely, a specimen with blue or orange valves may be found. Color of the girdle: Cream with brownish red bristles (Ref. 296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Habitat: On rocks, especially in areas of low to moderate surf; found in estuaries (Ref. 315). Depth Range: 0 to 5 m (Ref. 290); middle to low intertidal zones from Alaska to Mexico (Ref. 312). Occurs at the mid tide mark. 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

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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