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Octopus minor   (Sasaki, 1920)

Long arm octopus

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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 - 200 m (Ref. 106826).  Temperate; 41°N - 26°N, 115°E - 141°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northwest Pacific: China, Japan and Korea (South).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83447)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species is light to dark gray in color, but when in danger or stimulated, it turns to dark red (Ref. 83447). Its mantle length is 8 cm (Ref. 96968). Maximum depth from Ref. 106826. Benthic, littoral species to a depth of 200 (Ref. 106826). Found on mud and mud sand (Ref 112117). Feeds on crustaceans. Common bait are small live crabs (Ref. 112117).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 20 April 2016

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

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): 5.8 - 20.2, mean 15.3 (based on 46 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)