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Berryteuthis Naef, 1921

Richard E. Young, Michael Vecchione, and Tsunemi Kubodera
The genus consists of two species, one of which (B. magister) is believed to consist of two subspecies.
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Containing group: Gonatidae



A gonatid ...


  1. Arms
    1. Armature of the arms differs greatly between species.

  2. Tentacles
    1. Tentacles present in subadults.
    2. Tentacular clubs without hooks.
    3. Suckers of tentacular club in numerous irregular series; suckers about equal in size.
    4. Proximal locking-apparatus of club a series of knobs and suckers along dorsal margin of manus.
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      Figure. Oral view of tentacular club of B. anonychus. Red dots along the dorsal margin of the manus and stalk are knobs of the proximal locking-apparatus. Drawing modified from Pearcy and Voss (1963).

  3. Head
    1. Radula with teeth in 5 series.
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      Figure. View of the radula of B. anonychus. Drawing modified from Pearcy and Voss (1963).

  4. Mantle
    1. Mantle tissue muscular.

  5. Fins
    1. Fins rhomboid in shape; not drawn out into a tail.

  6. Photophores
    1. Photophores absent.
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Scientific Name Berryteuthis anonychus
Location North Pacific
Reference Pearcy, W. G. and G. L. Voss. 1963. A new species of gonatid squid from the Northeastern Pacific. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 76: 105-112.
View Dorsal, ventral
Size ca. 70 mm ML
Copyright © 2004 Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash.
About This Page

Richard E. Young

Dept of Oceanography
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

National Marine Fisheries Service
Systematics Laboratory
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D. C. 20560

Tsunemi Kubodera

National Science Museum, Tokyo, Department of Zoology 3-23-1 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169 JAPAN

Citing this page:

Young, Richard E., Vecchione, Michael, and Kubodera, Tsunemi. 2004. Berryteuthis Naef, 1921. Version 25 October 2004 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Berryteuthis/19765/2004.10.25 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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