Bathypolypus sponsalis   (Fischer & Fischer, 1892)

globose octopus

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

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Bathypolypodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 2300 m (Ref. 104052), usually 400 - 700 m (Ref. 1958).  Subtropical; 12°C - ? (Ref. 1964)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Iberian Peninsula from Bay of Biscay to Cape Verde.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 104052)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bathybenthic (Ref. 1962). Large individuals were found down to 1400 m and small ones were found down to 1835 m (Ref. 1962). Exhibits up-slope ontogenetic migration of juveniles to depths shallower than 1200 to 1400 m (Ref. 1958). 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

Quetglas, A, M. Gonzales, A. Carbonell and P. Sánchez. 2001. (Ref. 1958)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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High