Cephalopoda | Sepiida | Sepiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Jereb, P. and C.F.E. Roper (eds.). 2005. (Ref. 1695)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 10.00 g (Ref. 1695)
Reef-associated; depth range 8 - 55 m (Ref. 101300)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 36°N - 30°S, 32°E - 175°E (Ref. 275)
Indo-West Pacific: from southern Mozambique to Japan.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Also caught with jigs, setnets and spears (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
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)