Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 130 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 5.0 kg (Ref. 275)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 100 m (Ref. 83938)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 23°N - 16°N, 98°W - 86°W (Ref. 106952)
Western Central Atlantic: Costa Rica, Mexico and Belize.
Also caught by artificial lures and dipnets. Minimum depth from Ref. 110525. This is a benthic and subtidal species found in rocky and seagrass bottoms (Ref. 83938). Also inhabits empty coral shells (Ref. 275) and coral reefs (Ref. 96968). 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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Very high vulnerability (78 of 100)