Onykia carriboea   Lesueur, 1821

tropical clubhook squid
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Onychoteuthidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 1 - 200 m (Ref. 110525).  Subtropical; 35°N - 36°S, 180°W - 180°E (Ref. 97142)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 97142)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Cosmopolitan circumglobal distribution, throughout tropical and subtropical/warm temperate oceans. Paralarvae and juveniles live near and at the surface, often in association with Sargassum weed. Preyed upon by squid, Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis, and by yellowfin and bigeye tunas, and undoubtedly by many other epipelagic fishes and pelagic birds (Ref. 97142). 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

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium