Callistoctopus macropus (Risso, 1826)
White-spotted octopus
Callistoctopus macropus
photo by Pillon, Roberto

Family:  Octopodidae (octopuses), subfamily: Octopodinae
Max. size:  18 cm ML (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,000.0 g
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 1 - 100 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal in warm to temperate waters.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 104052. Also caught by artisanal fishing gears (spears, hooks, lures, and traps; Ref. 417). Maximum total length ranges from 120 to 150 cm (Ref. 3722). Found in coralline bottoms (Ref. 417), coral reefs, sandy and rubble bottoms, particularly in subtidal areas (Ref. 83938).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 22 July 2014 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 17.07.20
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 18.08.11

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