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Sepiola affinis   Naef, 1912


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Sepiolida | Sepiolidae | Sepiolinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 15 - 178 m (Ref. 1695), usually 15 - 30 m (Ref. 1695).  Subtropical; 46°N - 34°N, 6°W - 26°E (Ref. 1695)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean Sea: Europe.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695); 2.5 cm ML (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Endemic to the Mediterranean. Typically abundant over shallow waters of 15 to 30 m (but has been found at depths of a little over 150 m), generally on sandy or sandy-muddy substrates. Spawning possibly in one single event as well as continuous or intermittent. Maximum spawning duration observed is 2 months and all animals die afterwards. Exhibits a great variety of colour patterns marked with rapid colour changes during prey capture. Commonly caught by small-scale and artisanal fisheries and consumed locally together with other species of the group (Ref. 1695). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jereb, P. and C.F.E. Roper (eds.). 2005. (Ref. 1695)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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