Polyplacophora | Lepidopleurida
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 296)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 296)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 730 m (Ref. 1875)
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Pacific: USA and Mexico.
Girdle: minutely scaled medium wide; profusely covered with glassy spines; extends between the valves to the jugal ridge. Mucro: Median and less prominent. Sculpture of central area: Wavy longitudinal ribs. Lateral areas: Faintly defined by ridges. Color of valves: Reddish buff with matching girdle (Ref. 296).
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)