Cephalopoda | Octopoda
Quetglas, A, M. Gonzales, A. Carbonell and P. Sánchez. 2001. (Ref. 1958)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 16.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968); max. published weight: 750.00 g (Ref. 96968)
Demersal; depth range 70 - 700 m (Ref. 96968), usually 250 - 500 m
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 45°N - 27°N, 14°W - 37°E
Mediterranean Sea and Northeast Atlantic: from Spain south to Morocco, and the Mediterranean.
Minimum depth from Ref. 105634. Benthic (Ref. 1970). Inhabits the lower continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds on crustaceans (Reptantia and Natantia), fish and cephalopods (Ref. 106837). 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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