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Eledone massyae   Voss, 1964

combed octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Eledoninae
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Main reference
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 104514)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 30 - 160 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 20°S - 44°S, 65°W - 28°W (Ref. 107072)

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil to Argentina.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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