Nematolampas regalisMichael Vecchione and Richard E. Young
This is a small (30 mm ML) squid that is known from only the two type specimens that were found on the beach in the Kermadec Islands.
A Nematolampas ...
- with normal arms II.
- with a single photophore on each arm II.
- Arms III greatly elongate (only in males?).
- Distal half of arms III without suckers and thread-like.
- Arms II normal (not greatly elongate, not thread-like distally, with suckers throughout).
- Arms III with numerous photophores imbedded in linear series.
- A small photophores near tip of each arms I and II.
- Tentacles with two imbedded photophores.
- Central photophore largest of ocular photophores.
- Pair of large photophores near posteroventral tip of mantle; otherwise photophores absent from integument of mantle, fins and head.
- Single postero-abdominal photophore on viscera.
- Fins and tail
- Tail virtually absent.
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Berry, S. S. 1913. Nematolampas, a remarkable new cephalopod from theSouth Pacific. Biol. Bull., 25: 208-212.
Voss, G. L. 1962. A monograph of the Cephalopoda of the North Atlantic. I. The Family Lycoteuthidae. Bull. Mar. Sci. Gulf Carib. 12: 264-305.
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D. C. 20560
Richard E. Young
Dept of Oceanography
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
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Citing this page:
Vecchione, Michael and Young, Richard E. 1999. Nematolampas regalis http://tolweb.org/Nematolampas_regalis/19733/1999.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 01 January 1999 (complete).