Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 865). Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 61.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Size refers to length of body and arms (Ref. 865). It is found in crevices and caves from the low intertidal to a depth of 50 meters (Ref. 865). Females brood the eggs for 2 to 4 months required for hatching (Ref. 865).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Females brood the eggs for 2 to 4 months required for hatching.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 10.5 - 26.8, mean 21.3 (based on 354 cells).