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Eledone massyae   Voss, 1964

combed octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Eledoninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 30 - 160 m (Ref. 275).  Subtropical; 20°S - 44°S, 65°W - 28°W (Ref. 107072)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic: Brazil to Argentina.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 104514)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Frequently caught in bottom trawls together with Eledone gaucha Haimovici, 1988 (Ref. 104514). Benthic (Ref. 104514). Coexists with Eledone gaucha along the continental shelf and slope. Inhabits soft bottoms, on both sandy and muddy bottoms. Feeds mainly on crustaceans such as crabs and stomatopods (Ref. 104173). 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 (Ref. 833). Eggs are attached on a hard substrate. Females die after releasing the hatchlings (Ref. 104514). Spawning occurs in spring (Ref. 104514).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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 (Ref. 833). Eggs are attached on a hard substrate. Females die after releasing the hatchlings (Ref. 104514).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium