Cephalopoda | Myopsida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 275), usually 3 - 7 m (Ref. 275). Tropical; 28°N - 13°S, 93°W - 34°W (Ref. 107381)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 104650)
Also caught by spears, night light and dip nets. Found on shallow water (Ref. 110525). Feeds on shrimps, small fishes (Ref. 275).
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: subsistence fisheries
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.7 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 488 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)