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Monoplacophorans: Monoplacophora

Physical Characteristics, Monoplacophorans And People, No Common Name (laevipilina Antarctica): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, BEHAVIOR AND REPRODUCTION, CONSERVATION STATUS

NO COMMON NAME (Laevipilina antarctica): SPECIES ACCOUNT

They are found in the South Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Aden, and several places in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Monoplacophorans live on deep-sea bottoms at depths between 624 to 22,980 feet (190 to 7,000 meters). They are found attached to rocks and solid objects.


Monoplacophorans feed on bits of plants, animals, and other organisms.


Nothing is known about their behavior.

Both males and females are required for reproduction. There are not any differences on the outside of their bodies to distinguish males and females. The eggs are thought to be fertilized in water, outside of the female's body.


No monoplacophorans are considered threatened or endangered.

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Animal Life ResourceMollusks, Crustaceans, and Related Species