Abraliopsis lineataKotaro Tsuchiya
IntroductionA. lineata is a relatively small-sized species, which attains 30 mm DML. It is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific.
Vertical DistributionA. lineata was found during the day at depths as shallow as 100m above an oxygen-poor layer in Arabian Sea (Tsuchiya et al., 1991).
Geographical DistributionThis species is distributed in widely in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Mascarenes (Chun, 1910; Nesis, 1982/87, eastward to Ryukyu Island, Japan, Indonesia and Polynesia (Nesis, 1982/87; Tsuchiya, pers.obs.). In the southwestern Pacifi, it reaches farther to the south than 15° S.
Tsuchiya, K., Piatkowski, U., and Okutani, T. 1991. Distribution and re-description of Abraliopsis lineata Goodrich, 1896 (Cephalopoda: Enoloteuthidae) from the Arabian Sea. J. nat. Hist., 25:1121-1133.
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