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Sepiola intermedia   Naef, 1912

intermediate bobtail squid

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Sepiolida | Sepiolidae | Sepiolinae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 2.6 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695); 2.8 cm ML (female)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 8 - 200 m (Ref. 1695)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 46°N - 35°N, 6°W - 26°E (Ref. 1695)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found mainly on muddy bottoms between 60 and 200 m depth throughout its distributional range. A preference for shallower, coastal and sandy bottoms have been observed in the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas where it can be very abundant and often associated with Turritella communis, Astropecten bispinosus,and Ophiura texturata. Spawning period possibly prolonged based on the observation of mature individuals present throughout the year. Adults have been collected in midwater during night purse seine fishing for blue fishes, evidence of its strong swimming ability. Collected by local small-scale fisheries throughout its distributional range (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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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