Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 5 - 200 m (Ref. 275). Tropical; 31°N - 14°S, 85°W - 30°W (Ref. 275)
Western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.2 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 104650)
Common mantle length ranges between 2 to 3 cm (Ref. 3722). Total length is 35 cm (Ref. 96968). Minimum depth from Ref. 83938.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Cephalopoda are gonochoric. Male and female adults usually die shortly after spawning and brooding, respectively. Mating behavior: Males perform various displays to attract potential females for copulation. During copulation, male grasp the female and inserts the hectocotylus into the female's mantle cavity where fertilization usually occurs. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into planktonic stage and live for some time before they grow larger and take up a benthic existence as adults.
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 22.9 - 27.5, mean 26.2 (based on 101 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).