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Sepioteuthis lessoniana   Férussac, 1831

bigfin reef squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Sepioteuthis lessoniana   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Loliginidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 36.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 1.80 g (Ref. 275)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 42°N - 42°S, 32°E - 154°W (Ref. 275)

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Also caught by set nets and spears and jigs. Inhabits warm coastal waters. Primarily active at night and is found in shallow waters, from 0 to 100 m in depth. Moves to deeper waters or in proximity to floating driftwood, reefs, rocks, or seagrasses during daylight. Often solitary (Ref. 101164). Voracious (Ref. 101165) and strictly carnivorous (Ref. 101164). Mainly consumes mollusks, fishes (Ref. 101164) and prawns (Ref. 101165). Utilizes its characteristic tentacles to catch live prey (Ref. 101164). Exhibits cannibalism on smaller conspecifics (Ref. 101164) or among size classes (Ref. 101165). 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: commercial
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Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (19 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high