Leptochiton cancellatus Sowerby, 1840
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Family:  Leptochitonidae ()
Max. size:  0.8 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 920 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 11.10.18

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