Polyplacophora | Chitonida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 2022). Tropical
The West Indies.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 281)
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).
Epibiotic, intertidal (Ref. 110502). Common in the rocky coast exposed to tidal action (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).
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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.4 - 28.3, mean 27.5 (based on 355 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)