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Chaetopleura apiculata   (Say, 1830)

eastern beaded chiton

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Chaetopleura apiculata  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Callochitonidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 289).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: USA and Colombia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Short description Morphology

Valves: Slightly carinate. Lateral areas: Distinctly defined, raised, and bear numerous, larger, more distantly spaced beads which may or may not be present on the dorsal region. Central areas: Fifteen to twenty longitudinal rows of raised, neat beads. Girdle: Narrow; mottled cream; brown in color; microscopically granulose and has sparsely scattered transparent short hairs. Valves: Northern part, buff to ashen in color; West coast of Florida, vary from light-gray, mauve, yellow to white (Ref. 281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 110502. Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). Subtidal (Ref. 289); coral rubble bottoms (Ref. 2022, page 121). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11 - 28.1, mean 24.3 (based on 717 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown