Cephalopoda | Sepiida | Sepiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 11.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695)
Demersal; depth range 10 - 100 m (Ref. 1695), usually 30 - 40 m (Ref. 346)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 27°N - 10°S, 79°E - 125°E (Ref. 1695)
Indo-West Pacific: Southern India to Andaman Sea, Gulf of Tonkin, Java, Sulu and Celebes seas.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Common length: 4.0 to 7.0 cm (Ref. 275). Common mantle ranges between 4 and 7 cm (Ref. 3722). Usually caught using otter trawl, some using pair trawl, small catches using squid light-lures, traps and push nets. Bottom otter and pair trawls are used offshore while push nets and lift nets are used in coastal waters and inshore (Ref. 346). Occurs at shallow coastal waters down to depths of 30 m (Ref. 275). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)