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Nautilus pompilius   Linnaeus, 1758

emperor nautilus
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Nautilida | Nautilidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jereb, P. and C.F.E. Roper (eds.). 2005. (Ref. 1695)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 22.2 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 1695); max. published weight: 1.7 kg (Ref. 1695)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 750 m (Ref. 275), usually 60 - 240 m (Ref. 1695)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 20°N - 24°S, 92°E - 180°E (Ref. 1695)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from Andaman Islands to Philippines, Australia and Fiji.

Short description

Umbilicus filled in with concretion; flame-striped color pattern extending across nearly entire shell

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on the continental shelf and slope. Prefers hard bottoms particularly coral reefs. Exhibits diel vertical migration. Broken shell washed up on beach (Ref. 88739). 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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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown