Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 52 - 140 m (Ref. 96968). Subtropical; 22°S - 36°S, 54°W - 40°W
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.7  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)
Frequently caught in bottom trawls together with Eledone massyae Voss, 1964 (Ref. 104514). Benthic (Ref. 104514). Coexists with Eledone massyae along continental shelf and slope. Inhabits soft bottoms, on both sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 104173). Likely to move to rocky bottoms of the upper slope to spawn and breed (Ref. 106242). Feeds mainly on crustaceans such as benthic amphipods and isopods (Ref. 104173).
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 (Ref. 833).
Wood, J.B. and C.L. Day. 1998. (Ref. 3722)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models