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Octopus salutii   Verany, 1839

Spider octopus

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Octopus salutii

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 70 - 700 m (Ref. 96968), usually 250 - 500 m.  Subtropical; 45°N - 27°N, 14°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic: from Spain south to Morocco, and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968); max. published weight: 750.00 g (Ref. 96968)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 105634. Benthic (Ref. 1970). Inhabits the lower continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds on crustaceans (Reptantia and Natantia), fish and cephalopods (Ref. 106837).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Quetglas, A, M. Gonzales, A. Carbonell and P. Sánchez. 2001. (Ref. 1958)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 18 August 2015

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.2 - 15, mean 14.2 (based on 117 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Low.