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Hapalochlaena fasciata   (Hoyle, 1886)

blue-lined octopus

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

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 96968)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific: Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mantle length is 4.5 cm. Extremely venomous, tetrodotoxin venom produced in the salivary glands. Responsible for one human death (Ref. 96968). Occurs on intertidal and shallow rocky reefs. They are active at night and feed on small crustaceans. Hatchlings are benthic (Ref. 96968). 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 (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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