Chiton tuberculatus   Linnaeus, 1758

West Indian green chiton

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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 - 4 m (Ref. 2022).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA, Colombia, Bermuda, Mexico, Venezuela 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: Dull grayish green or greenish brown; Some valves, dark-brown arrow-shaped patch on the dorsal ridge. Lateral areas: Five irregular, radiating cords. Central areas: Smooth at the top and eight to nine strong, wavy, longitudinal ribs on the sides. Girdle color: Alternating zones of whitish, green or black. Scales: Appear to be slightly higher than broad (Ref. 281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibiotic (Ref. 110502). Very common under rocks, in the zone between tides (Ref. 292); intertidal to shallow subtidal (Ref. 289); intertidal and spray zones of rocky shores (Ref. 2022). 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. 115185)

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 | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.8 - 28.3, mean 27.5 (based on 436 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown