Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 275). Tropical; 41°N - 22°S, 45°E - 142°W (Ref. 275)
Indo-Pacific: from Indian Ocean to Japan and Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 22.5, range 20 - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 500.00 g (Ref. 275)
Maximum mantle length: 8.0 cm. Maximum total length is 30 cm (Ref. 3722). Exhibits strong cryptic behavior and hides in holes in flat bottoms (Ref. 275).
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. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (20 of 100).