Abraliopsis felisKotaro Tsuchiya
- Tentacle clubs
- Two rows of relatively subequal-sized hooks on manus.
- Carpal flap absent; aboral keel short, narrow.
- Arms IV intermediate in lenght; ALI IV = 40-65.
- Arms with 12 to 22 hooks and 12-22 suckers (excl. arm IV).
- Hectocotylus with two subequal-sized offset flaps.
- Integumental Photophores
- Ventral mantle and head with scattered arrangement of integumental organs.
CommentsThis is the only species characterized by having a scattered arrangement of integument photophores and lacking the carpal flap.
Vertical DistributionIn the Kuroshio-Oyashio transition zone, this species were occurred abundantly between 0-50m during night.
Geographical DistributionA. felis is the only cool-temperate species in the genus Abraliopsis. This is distributed in westward the northern Northwest Pacific at 145° E along the Kuroshio-Oyashio transition zone and eastward to northwestern coast of America, and in the California Current southward to northern Baja California (Young, 1972).
Tsuchiya, K. 1993.
Okutani, T. and McGowan, J.A. 1969. Systematics, Distribution, and abundance ofthe epiplanktonic squid (Cephalopoda, Decapoda) larvae of the California Current. Bull. Scripps Inst. Oceanogr., 14:1-90.
Young, R.E. 1972. The systematics and areal distribution of pelagic cephalopods from the sea off southern California. Smiths. Contr. Zool., 97:1-159.
Tokyo University of Fisheries, Konan, Minato, Tokyo
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