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Mopalia spectabilis   Cowan & Cowan, 1977

red-flecked mopalia

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Mopalia spectabilis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Mopaliidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 290).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Canada, Alaska and USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)

Short description Morphology

Girdle: moderate width; color, buff to brown. Girdle: Randomly covered with minute, separated spicules with 10-12 thin hairs which are also located at suture and end valves; in addition there are scattered coarse bristles bearing smaller secondary bristles. Color of the valves: Turquoise-blue with orange-red zig-zag bands, green, tan with red markings or any variation of these (Ref. 296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Often found where there is an active current flow or tidal wash; on the undersides of boulders. May be covered with encrusting sponges, colonial tunicates, coral, bryozoans, and/or encrusting coralline algae; usually not found in association with M. ciliata (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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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