Ischnochiton pusio (Sowerby, 1832)
Mahogany sea cradle
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Family:  Ischnochitonidae (chitons [narrow chitons])
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 90 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific. Subtropical and temperate.
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Biology:  This species is found under hard substrate like stones on silty sediment from intertidal areas to a depth of 90 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 25.09.12

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