Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 289). Temperate
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)
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).
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.
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 11 - 28.1, mean 24.3 (based on 717 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)