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Eledone gaucha   Haimovici, 1988

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Eledoninae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wood, J.B. and C.L. Day. 1998. (Ref. 3722)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 6.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)


Benthic; depth range 52 - 140 m (Ref. 96968)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 22°S - 36°S, 54°W - 40°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Frequently caught in bottom trawls together with Eledone massyae Voss, 1964 (Ref. 104514). Benthic (Ref. 104514). Coexists with Eledone massyae along continental shelf and slope. Inhabits soft bottoms, on both sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 104173). Likely to move to rocky bottoms of the upper slope to spawn and breed (Ref. 106242). Feeds mainly on crustaceans such as benthic amphipods and isopods (Ref. 104173). 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

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)