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Doryteuthis (subgenus undescribed) sanpaulensis (Brakoniecki 1984)

Sao Paulo squid

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Containing group: Doryteuthis


Maximum mantle length 16 cm.


  1. Mantle
    1. Mantle moderately long.
  2. Fins
    1. Fins rhombic, relatively long, 55% of ML (exceptionally to 65%).
  3. Arms
    1. Arms moderately long.
    2. Sucker rings with 5 to 7 broad truncate teeth distally, smooth proximally.
    3. Left ventral arm hectocotylized along dista1 45% of arm length by great reduction in size of suckers in dorsal row that are set on conical to elongate thickened pedicels; suckers on ventral row normal but pedicels are slightly elongate and thickened.
  4. Tentacles
    1. Tentacles long; clubs expanded.
    2. marginal suckers relatively large -- median manal suckers only about 1/3 larger than marginal suckers.
    3. Sucker rings with about 25 pointed, separated teeth, smaller and more widely spaced proximally.


Ranges in depth down to about 60 m (probably somewhat deeper).

Geographic Distribution

Southwestern Atlantic: from central Argentina to central Brazil but limits unknown.

Other Names for Doryteuthis (subgenus undescribed) sanpaulensis (Brakoniecki 1984)

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Scientific Name Doryteuthis (subgenus undescribed) sanpaulensis
Acknowledgements C. F. E. Roper, Michael J. Sweeney and Cornelia E. Nauen. 1984. Cephalopods of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Species of Interest to Fisheries. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No 125, Vol. 3. 277 pp. Rome: FAO 1984.
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