Abralia astrolineata Berry, 1914
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Family:  Enoploteuthidae (enope squids)
Max. size:  10 cm ML (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia and Kermadec Islands. Tropical to subtropical.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found washed up on beach (Ref. 88739). 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 (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 02.09.08

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