Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off Mauritius (Reid and Jereb 2005). Records from Australia and Polynesia are doubtful (Reid and Jereb 2005). Its depth distribution is unknown (Reid and Jereb 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Members of the subfamily Sepiolinae are bottom living species that typically bury in soft sediments during the day, and emerge at night to feed (Norman 2003).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 1.5
  Temperature range (°C): 28.705 - 28.705
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.149 - 0.149
  Salinity (PPS): 33.454 - 33.454
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.449 - 4.449
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.068 - 0.068
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.341 - 4.341
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

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

Reviewer/s
Reid, A., Rogers, Alex & Bohm, M.

Contributor/s
Herdson, R. & Duncan, C.

Justification
Euprymna stenodactyla has been assessed as Data Deficient due to the persistence of taxonomic problems in the delineation of species in this genus makes it impossible to determine whether it is threatened in any way.
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Population

Population
The population size of this species 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
Further research is required to resolve taxonomic uncertainties and determine population trends and life history patterns of this species.
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Wikipedia

Euprymna stenodactyla

Euprymna stenodactyla is a species of bobtail squid.[1]

E. stenodactyla is native to the Indian Ocean. It is known with certainty only from Mauritius, although there exist doubtful records of this species from the Indo-west Pacific Ocean, from Mascarene Islands to Queensland, Australia and Polynesia.[2]

The type specimen was collected off Mauritius. The type repository is unknown.[3]

References

  1. ^ Okutani, T. 1995. Cuttlefish and squids of the world in color. Publication for the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the National Cooperative Association of Squid Processors. 185 pp.
  2. ^ Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 153–203.
  3. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda
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