Lepidozona cooperi (Dall, 1879)
Cooper's chiton
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Family:  Callochitonidae ()
Max. size:  4.40000009536743 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Canada, USA and Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Medium width girdle, with overlapping scales which are flat; larger at the valves and smaller at the margin of the girdle; deeply ridged with fine netlike sculpturing in between these ridges. Lateral areas: 5-8 rows of prominent beading. End valves: Radially beaded in ridges. Color of the valves: Olivaceous or gray; some have dark triangular blotches on the jugum. Girdle: Dark and light gray blotched (Ref. 296).
Biology:  Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. 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. (120744)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 11.10.18

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