Stauroteuthis syrtensis is described as "benthopelagic" -- being found in open water, but near the bottom. and can be found in depths of the ocean ranging from 500-4000m. This large range seems to relate to water temperature. Stauroteuthis syrtensis prefers a temperature of 3.0 - 3.3 degrees Celsius.
Range depth: 250 to 4000 m.
Average depth: 2000 m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: pelagic ; benthic