Enoploteuthis reticulataKotaro Tsuchiya
- Tentacle short, narrow.
- Carpal cluster elongate.
- Two rows of subequal-sized hooks on manus.
- Two rows of suckers on dactylus.
- Hectocotylus with large truncate membranous flap on ventral edge.
- Modified portion with armature.
- Integumental Photophores
- Ventral mantle with six longitudinal stripes of integumental organs, that are connected with oblique stripes to form latter-like pattern.
- Ventral head with four longitudinal stripes of integumental organs which connected in each side forming ring-like.
- Ventral side of arm III with a row of organs along almost entire length.
EggsSpawned eggs are ovoid, 1.08 x 0.78 mm, colorless, slightly opaque with a slightly dull, silvery chorion.
ParalarvaParalarva of present species is characterized by:
- Tentacular club not unusually short, and lacking very large suckers.
- Numerous chromatophores covering mantle and head.
(Young and Harman, 1985)
PredatorsE. reticulata is common item in the stomachs of lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox, and bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus, in the Indo-Pacific (Okutani and Tsukada, 1981; Moteki et al, 199*).
Paralarvae were captured in the upper 200m (Young and Harman, 1985).
Geographical distributionThis species was first described from New Guinean waters. It is distributed widely in the tropical Indo-Pacific.
Tokyo University of Fisheries, Konan, Minato, Tokyo
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