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Notonykia nesisi Bolstad 2007

K.S.R. Bolstad and Richard E. Young
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Containing group: Notonykia

Introduction

N. nesisi is the second known species of Notonykia.  It occurs in the southern waters of New Zealand, south of the Subtropical Convergence, and differs from N. africanae primarily in the tentacular club morphology. The largest known specimen is about 100 mm ML and is immature.

Characteristics

  1. Tentacles
    1. Tentacle length 85-115% ML
    2. Carpus with 7-9 suckers
    3. Manus with 6-18 hooks; longest ventral hooks slender, 'J'-shaped in lateral profile
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      Figure.  Oral view of left tentacle club, N. nesisi. Photograph by K. Bolstad.

       

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      Figure.  Ventral view of left tentacle club, N. nesisi. Photograph by K. Bolstad.

  2. Head
    1. Beaks: Descriptions can be found here: Lower beak; upper beak.

Distribution

Sub-Antarctic, primarily over and south of Chatham Rise, off the coast of New Zealand, 950−0 m, most commonly in the upper 30 m. No confirmed distribution records outside the South Pacific.

References

Bolstad, K.S. 2007. Systematics and distribution of the New Zealand onychoteuthid fauna (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida), including a new species, Notonykia nesisi sp. nov. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17:305-335.

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Scientific Name Notonykia nesisi
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
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University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

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Bolstad, K.S.R. and Richard E. Young. 2010. Notonykia nesisi Bolstad 2007. Version 23 December 2010 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Notonykia_nesisi/108189/2010.12.23 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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