Abralia grimpeiKotaro Tsuchiya
- Tentacle clubs
- Two hooks on ventral side.
- Two rows of large suckers on dorsal side of manus.
- Right ventral arm of male hectocotylized.
- Hectocotylus with two different sized flaps.
- Large proximal flap bilobed.
- Eye Photophores
- Five major silvery organs with some additional small organs.
- Integumental Photophores
- Ventral mantle with scattered arrangement of integumental organs except for three, narrow, longitudinal photophore-less strips.
- Ventral head with scattered arrangemeant of integumental organs.
CommentsThis species resembles A. redfieldi, A. similis and A. omiae in the features of the tentacle club, hectocotylus, and gelatinous epidermis but is different in having the additional small photophores on the eye.
Geographical distributionThis species was originally described from 26° 25'N, 79° 45'W, in the West Indies, North Atlantic. Information on the distribution of this species is scarse. This species was also recorded from northern Sargasso Sea (Dawe and Stephen, 1988).
Dawe, E.G. and Stephen, S.J. 1988. The cephalopod assemblage of the Gulf Stream system east of 60 W. Malacologia, 29(1): 235-245.
Voss, G.L. 1958.