Abralia multihamataKotaro Tsuchiya
- Tentacle club
- About six hooks on ventral side.
- Two rows of large suckers on dorsal side.
- Right ventral arm of male hectocotylized.
- Hectocotylus with two different-sized offset flaps.
- Eye Photophores
- Five major organs: two large opaque, terminal organs and three intermediate silvery organs; small silvery additional organs present.
- Integument Photophores
- Ventral mantle with scattered arrangement of integumental organs.
- Ventral head with indistinct striped arrangement of integumental organs.
Age and reproductionSpent specimens are collected in large number from the East China Sea in October by bottom trawl.
A. multihamata is possibly bottom associated or mesopelagic boundary species. Specimens were collected by bottom trawl from the East China Sea.
Geographical distributionThis species was first described from Formosan waters. It is distributed in shelf waters of the East China Sea, northward to Sagami Bay and the eastern sector of the Japan Sea.
Tokyo University of Fisheries, Konan, Minato, Tokyo
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