Octopus bimaculoides Pickford & McConnaughey, 1949
lesser twospotted octopus
Octopus bimaculoides
photo by Batoy, Corazon B.

Family:  Octopodidae (octopuses), subfamily: Octopodinae
Max. size:  12 cm ML (male/unsexed); max.weight: 384.0 g
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum length expressed as dorsal mantle length. 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: (LC); Date assessed: 20 April 2016 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 14.04.20

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