Octopus maya Voss & Solis Ramirez, 1966
Mexican four-eyed octopus
Octopus maya
photo by FAO

Family:  Octopodidae (octopuses), subfamily: Octopodinae
Max. size:  130 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5,000.0 g
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 1 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Endemic to Mexico.
Biology:  Also caught by artificial lures and dipnets. Minimum depth from Ref. 110525. This is a benthic and subtidal species found in rocky and seagrass bottoms (Ref. 83938). Also inhabits empty coral shells (Ref. 275) and coral reefs (Ref. 96968).
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: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 09.08.16
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 22.08.11

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