Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.1 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 92 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 52°S - 53°S, 68°E - 62°E (Ref. 83435)
Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific: Argentina, Chile and Falkland Islands.
Found under stones at depths of 0 to 92 meters (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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