Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 83938). Tropical; 30°N - 17°N, 113°W - 106°W
Eastern Central Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 22.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)
Maximum total length is over 1 meter (Ref. 96968). Maximum depth from Ref. 122453. This is a benthic species found on soft bottoms, particularly in intertidal and subtidal areas (Ref. 83938). Opportunistic predator, foraging at night on a wide variety of prey (Ref. 108489).
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.
Hochberg, F.G. and Y.E. Camacho-García. 2009. (Ref. 83938)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 22.3 - 28.7, mean 25.1 (based on 142 cells).