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Liguriella podophthalma   Issel, 1908

bigeye cranch squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Liguriella podophthalma   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Cranchiidae | Taoniinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathypelagic; depth range 1000 - 1500 m (Ref. 97142).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal. Tropical to sub-Antarctic waters.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 24.3 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 97142)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Overall vertical distribution extends from subsurface waters to depths in excess of 1,000 to 1,500 m. Paralarvae and juveniles up to about 40 mm mantle length occur from subsurface depths to around 400 m, while older animals extend progressively deeper with growth. This ontogenetic descent extends to about 1,500 m where the largest specimen caught to date was a 243 mm mantle length subadult (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

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

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