Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in shelf waters over a wide geographic area of the Indo-Pacific (Tsuchiya 2009). It may also be a mesopelagic-boundary species (Young et al. 1998). Enoploteuthids generally occur in mid-depths in the ocean and occasionally over the continental shelf (Norman 2003). They undergo diel vertical migrations, rising into the upper water column at night to feed (Norman 2003). Females spawn small eggs (0.9 and 1.5 mm in diameter depending on species, Young et al. 1992) individually into gelatinous strings (Norman 2003).
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