Eledone gaucha   Haimovici, 1988

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Eledonidae | Eledoninae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 52 - 140 m (Ref. 96968).  Subtropical; 22°S - 36°S, 54°W - 40°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 1.7  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 96968)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Frequently caught in bottom trawls together with Eledone massyae Voss, 1964 (Ref. 104514). Benthic (Ref. 104514). Coexists with Eledone massyae along continental shelf and slope. Inhabits soft bottoms, on both sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 104173). Likely to move to rocky bottoms of the upper slope to spawn and breed (Ref. 106242). Feeds mainly on crustaceans such as benthic amphipods and isopods (Ref. 104173).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wood, J.B. and C.L. Day. 1998. (Ref. 3722)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 23 July 2014

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766): Medium.