Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Ommastrephidae | Ommastrephinae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 70 cm ML (female); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 275); max. reported age: 1 years (Ref. 77103)
Benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 275)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 10°C - 24°C (Ref. 275); 61°N - 48°S, 180°W - 180°E (Ref. 275)
Circumglobal in subtropical and temperate oceanic waters.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Mantle length at first maturity: 29 to 32 cm (male); a little less than 40 cm (female; Ref. 275). Caught by dipnets (Ref. 417). Oceanic but occurs near the surface at night (Ref. 417). Occasionally washed up on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Members of the class Cephalopoda are gonochoric. Fertilization may either be external or within the mantle cavity. Usually, male and female adults die shortly after spawning and brooding, respectively (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models