Cephalopoda | Teuthida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 935 m (Ref. 275), usually 625 - 750 m (Ref. 275). Tropical; 40°N - 6°N, 96°W - 51°W (Ref. 275)
Western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 78.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275)
Minimum depth from Ref. 110525. This is an epibenthic species also found in the water column (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
): 5.9 - 12.5, mean 7.2 (based on 46 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100).