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Stoloteuthis leucoptera   (Verrill, 1878)

butterfly bob tail
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Sepiolida | Sepiolidae | Heteroteuthinae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 1.7 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695); 1.7 cm ML (female)

Environment

Pelagic; depth range 160 - 700 m (Ref. 1695)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 51°N - 50°S, 83°W - 71°E (Ref. 1695)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific, Amphi-Atlantic, from Canada to USA and from France to Namibia and the Mediterranean Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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