Cephalopoda | Sepiolida
Jereb, P. and C.F.E. Roper (eds.). 2005. (Ref. 1695)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695)
Demersal; depth range 14 - 2622 m (Ref. 104452)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 45°N - 10°N, 98°W - 60°W (Ref. 1695)
Western Atlantic: From Nova Scotia to Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms on the continental shelf and upper continental slope (Ref. 106799). Buries in soft sediments during the day and emerges at night to forage (Ref. 102863). 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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)