Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 50 - 200 m (Ref. 83938). Tropical; 10°N - 3°N, 86°W - 78°W (Ref. 275)
Eastern Pacific: Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama; Gulf of Panama.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275)
Common mantle length: 4.0 to 4.5 cm. Common mantle ranges between 4 and 4.5 cm. Females grow larger than males (Ref. 3722). This is a benthic species found on rocky and sandy bottoms at depths of 50 to 200 m (Ref. 83938).
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.
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.7 - 20.3, mean 15.2 (based on 8 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)