Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Tröndlé, J. and M. Boutet. 2009. (Ref. 87883)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 1 - 6 m (Ref. 99666)
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia.
Depth range is based on occurrence in French Polynesia (Ref. 99666); to be replaced with a better reference. Minimum depth assumed from its ecology. Inhabits shallow subtidal zone (Ref. 99734). 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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