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Abralia spaercki Grimpe 1931

Kotaro Tsuchiya
Containing group: Abralia


A. spaercki is probably a demersal mesopelagic boundary species associated with the continental or island shelves. Relationship with the allopatric A. multihamata is still uncertain.


  1. Tentacle clubs
    1. Five to seven hooks on ventral side.
    2. Two rows of large suckers on dorsal side of manus.
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  2. Hectocotylus
    1. Right ventral arm of male hectocotylized.
    2. Hectocotylus with two different sized off-set flaps.
    3. Proximal part of modified portion with armature.
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  3. Eye Photophores
    1. Five major complex organs: two large, terminal, opaque organs and three intermediate silvery organs; some minute additional organs present.
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  4. Integumental Photophores
    1. Ventral mantle and head with relatively sparse, scattered arrangement of integumental organs.


Geographical distribution

A. spaercki is recorded from the shelf waters of the Philippines, Indonesia, and northern Australia.
Title Illustrations

Abralia spaercki, , from Tsuchiya (2000), size, female.

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Copyright © 2000 K. Tsuchiya
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Tokyo University of Fisheries, Konan, Minato, Tokyo

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Tsuchiya, Kotaro. 2000. Abralia spaercki Grimpe 1931. Version 01 January 2000 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Abralia_spaercki/19650/2000.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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