Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Scaeurgus unicirrhus   (Chiaie, 1839-1841)

unihorn octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Scaeurgus unicirrhus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Scaeurgus unicirrhus (unihorn octopus)
Picture by FAO

Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 9.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 104650)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 100 - 800 m (Ref. 275), usually 100 - 400 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 45°N - 31°S, 89°W - 36°E (Ref. 107080)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Littoral. On muddy bottom (Ref. 2082). Inhabits areas with low light levels (Ref. 106818). Associated with coralline bottoms ( Ref. 275). Capable of various color patterns, skin textures and body postures (Ref. 106818). Octopods are carnivores, preying mainly on crustaceans, fish and shelled molluscs (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

Fisheries: of potential interest
| FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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