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Abralia siedleckyi Lipinski 1983

Kotaro Tsuchiya
Containing group: Abralia


A. siedleckyi is probably a southern temperate species. It resembles the tropical Pacific A. trigonura, but is separable by the large numbers of densely packed photophores on the ventral funnel.


  1. Tentacle clubs
    1. Two or three hooks on ventral side.
    2. Two rows of large suckers on dorsal side of manus.
  2. Hectocotylus
    1. Left ventral arm of male hectocotylized.
    2. Hectocotylus with two different sized off-set flaps.
  3. Eye Photophores
    1. Five complex organs: two terminal, opaque organs and three intermediate silvery organs.
    2. Posterior opaque organ much larger than others.
  4. Integumental Photophores
    1. Ventral mantle and head with scattered arrangement of integumental organs.
  5. Mantle apex ("tail")
    1. Broad and extends well beyond conus of gladius.


Geographical distribution

Information on distribution is scarse. The type locality is off southwest Cape, South Africa. A very similar specimen was collected from the southeast coast of Australia.


Lipinski, M. 1983.

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Tsuchiya, Kotaro. 2000. Abralia siedleckyi Lipinski 1983. Version 01 January 2000 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Abralia_siedleckyi/19656/2000.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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