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Octopus bocki   Adam, 1941

Bock's pygmy octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Octopus bocki   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

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

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Central Pacific: Fiji and French Polynesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in dens in dead coral rubble along coral reef crests. Nocturnal. Employs crypsis as primary defense. Known to feed on crustaceans (Ref. 96677). 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

Norman, M.D. and C.C. Lu. 2000. (Ref. 81752)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.3 - 28.5, mean 26.4 (based on 173 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low