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Chiton marmoratus   Gmelin, 1791

marbled chiton

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Chitonidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 2022).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA, Colombia and the West Indies.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Short description Morphology

Valve color: Variable; blackish brown; olive with flecks, patches and lines of whitish merging together towards the middle; or purplish brown or light-olive with zebra like stripes on the sides. Valve surface: Smooth except for a microscopic, silky texture. Lateral area: Little raised (Ref. 281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Very common in rocky coast (Ref. 292). Intertidal and spray zones of rocky shore (Ref. 2022). Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). 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

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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): 26.4 - 28.3, mean 27.5 (based on 416 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown