Leptochiton permodestus Kaas, 1985
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Family:  Leptochitonidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 390 - 400 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean.
Biology:  Depth based on type locality (Ref. 1894); to be replaced with better reference. Muddy sand, small stones (Ref. 1894). 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:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 10.08.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 11.10.18

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