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Chiton squamosus   unspecified

squamose chiton
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Classification
Polyplacophora | Chitonida | Chitonidae
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Main reference
Burghardt, G. and L. Burghardt. 2006. (Ref. 281)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 2022)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
The West Indies.
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Short description
Valves: Dull, ashen-gray with wide, irregular, dull-brown, longitudinal stripes. Posterior edge of first seven valves: Four or five squares of blackish brown. Lateral areas of middle valves: Six to eight rows of small beads between which are microscopic pinholes. Central areas: Smoothish, with fine, transverse scratches. Girdle: Alternating pale stripes of grayish green and grayish white (Ref. 281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Habitat: Common in the rocky coast, on rocks in the zone of sweeping of the waves (Ref. 292). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown