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Octopus minor   (Sasaki, 1920)

long arm octopus

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae

Main reference References | Biblio | 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)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83447)


Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 106826)

Climate / Range

Temperate; 41°N - 26°N, 115°E - 141°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northwest Pacific: China, Japan and Korea (South).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species is light to dark gray in color, but when in danger or stimulated, it turns to dark red (Ref. 83447). Its mantle length is 8 cm (Ref. 96968). Maximum depth from Ref. 106826. Benthic, littoral species to a depth of 200 (Ref. 106826). Found on mud and mud sand (Ref 112117). Feeds on crustaceans. Common bait are small live crabs (Ref. 112117). 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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)