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Callistoctopus ornatus   (Gould, 1852)

white-striped octopus
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Octopodinae
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Main reference
Wood, J.B. and C.L. Day. 1998. (Ref. 3722)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 96968)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total length is 120 cm (Ref. 96968). Minor harvests are known within the region. Occurs in shallow tropical waters, found in coral reefs (Ref. 96968). Occupies temporary lairs within coral rubble with deep vertical holes as entrance, which are sealed during the day with rubble. At night, it forages over reef flats or at gravel substrate on sandy bottoms during low tide. Primarily feeds on fishes, crustaceans and octopuses (Ref. 101159). 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. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low