Acanthopleura spinosa Bruguière, 1792
spinose chiton
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Family:  Chitonidae ()
Max. size:  9 cm BL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Biology:  Maximum length is based on data from Australia (Ref. 83505). Seeks shelter within crevices during low tide (Ref. 101383). Associated with Saccostrea cucculata (Ref. 2919). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 19.02.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 13.05.15

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