Polyplacophora | Lepidopleurida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 300 m (Ref. 87801). Temperate
Southeast Pacific: Argentina and Chile.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1875)
Length based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Known from the intertidal areas to a depth of 300 m. They are found on hard substrates including holdfasts of Macrocystis sp., cobbles, pebbles, and shells lying on silt, under boulders or buried in sand (Ref. 87801). 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.
Kaas, P. and R.A. van Belle. 1985. (Ref. 1875)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 5.1 - 12.3, mean 7.5 (based on 383 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)