Octopus salutii   Verany, 1839

spider octopus

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

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 70 - 700 m (Ref. 96968), usually 250 - 500 m.  Subtropical; 45°N - 27°N, 14°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic: from Spain south to Morocco, and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968); max. published weight: 750.00 g (Ref. 96968)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 105634. Benthic (Ref. 1970). Inhabits the lower continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds on crustaceans (Reptantia and Natantia), fish and cephalopods (Ref. 106837). 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

Fisheries: commercial
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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low