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Enoploteuthis obliqua Burgess 1982

Kotaro Tsuchiya
Containing group: Enoploteuthis


Enoploteuthis obliqua, a relatively small-sized species for the genus, attains 70mm DML. It is endemic to the tropical East Pacific. The oblique striped photophore arrangement on the ventral mantle is characteristic.


  1. Tentacle
    1. Tentacle short, narrow.
    2. Carpal cluster elongate.
    3. Two rows of subequal-sized hooks on manus.
    4. Two rows of suckers on dactylus.
  2. Hectocotylus
    1. Hectocotylus with large truncate membranous flap on ventral edge.
    2. Modified portion with armature.
  3. Integumental Photophores
    1. Ventral mantle with six weakly radiated stripes of integumental organs.
    2. Ventral head with relatively scattered integumental organs.
    3. Ventral side of arm III with a row of organs along almost entire arm.


Geographical distribution

This species is endemic to the tropical East Pacific (Okutani, 1974; Burgess, 1982; Alexeyev, 1994).


Alexeyev, D.O. 1994. New data on the distribution and biology of squids from the southern Pacific. Rutenica, 4:151-166.

Burgess, L.A. 1982.

Okutani, T. 1974.

Title Illustrations

Enoploteuthis obliqua, from tropical East Pacific, from Okutani (1974), size, sex.

Other illustrations

Copyright © 1974 T. Okutani
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