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Octopus bimaculatus   Verrill, 1883

California two-spot octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Octopus bimaculatus  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 865).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 122 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123051); max. published weight: 2.7 kg (Ref. 123051)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size refers to length of body and arms (Ref. 865). It is found in crevices and caves from the low intertidal to a depth of 50 meters (Ref. 865).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Females brood the eggs for 2 to 4 months required for hatching.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 20 April 2016

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 10.5 - 26.8, mean 21.3 (based on 354 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low