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Sepiola atlantica   D'Orbigny, 1839-1842

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

Cephalopoda | Sepiolida | Sepiolidae | Sepiolinae

Environment / Climate / Range

Demersal; depth range 150 - 150 m (Ref. 1985).  Temperate; 67°N - 28°N, 27°W - 16°E (Ref. 1695)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.1 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An epibenthic species (Refs. 1695, 87524) found on the continental shelf to the edge of the continental slope. In Firemore Bay, Loch Ewe, Scotland, the resident population has a variable age composition, suggesting an extended reproductive season. Juveniles occur throughout the year, with peak recruitment in April and July to August. May be of some value to local commercial fisheries on the north European continental shelf due to its common occurrence and wide distribution (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. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

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