Cephalopoda | Sepiolida
Jereb, P. and C.F.E. Roper (eds.). 2005. (Ref. 1695)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.9 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695); 1.8 cm ML (female)
Demersal; depth range 32 - 90 m (Ref. 1695)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 27°N, 19°W - 13°W
Eastern Central Atlantic: Northwest and western Africa, from Canary Islands to Gulf of Guinea.
Lives inner continental shelf (Ref. 1695, page 180). 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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)