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Opisthoteuthis agassizii   Verrill, 1883

Agassiz's flapjack octopod

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Opisthoteuthidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 100 - 1935 m (Ref. 96968).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: West Indies. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 2.3  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mantle length is 5.5 cm. Mature eggs capsules measure 1 x 0.7 cm. A total of 320 eggs have been reported in the ovary of one female (Ref. 96968). Minimum depth from Ref. 110525. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 110525). 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

Wood, J.B. and C.L. Day. 1998. (Ref. 3722)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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