Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has a wide geographic distribution in the subtropical and tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific (Roper and Young 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a medium sized oceanic squid with a wide geographic distribution. A single spent female (370 mm in mantle length) was collected from surface waters off Hawaii, and the nearly empty ovary contained a few oocytes measuring 1.0 mm in length (Roper and Young 2009). A mature male (200 mm in mantle length) and paralarval stages have been collected from the same region (Roper and Young 2009). Overall, little is known about the biology and ecology of this species.

Systems
  • Marine
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Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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meso-bathypelagic
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2014

Assessor/s
Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.

Reviewer/s
Young, R., Vecchione, M. & Böhm, M.

Contributor/s

Justification
Chiroteuthis picteti is an oceanic species which has a wide geographic distribution and inhabits deep-water, making it is less susceptible to human impact. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern. However, more research is still needed on its ecology and biology, as very little is currently known about this species.
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Population

Population
Its population size is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Very little is currently known about this species, so that further research is recommended, specifically on the distribution and ecology of this species.
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