Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish. Temperate
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
A microalgae herbivore (Ref. 96488). Inhabits intertidal flats (Ref. 1866); and rock pools (Ref. 1860). Also inhabits brackish lagoons (Ref. 2779) and found in Zostera marina beds (Ref. 96488). The species displays poecilogonony as its reproductive strategy. Eggs are either demersal or found brooding in the mantle cavity; same stage as hatching (Ref. 99837).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The species displays poecilogonony as its reproductive strategy. Eggs are either demersal or found brooding in the mantle cavity; same stage as hatching.
Peter-Richter, H. 1986. (Ref. 1866)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.6 - 12.7, mean 10.6 (based on 342 cells).