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Nototodarus sloanii (Gray, 1849)

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Containing group: Nototodarus

Introduction

Nototodarus sloanii is known only from waters surrounding New Zealand.

Brief diagnosis:

A Nototodarus with ...

Characteristics

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  1. Arms
    • Hectocotylus
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      Figure. Hecctocotylization of the right arm IV of N. sloanii.

      As in other members of the genus, the right arm IV is more heavily hectocotylized. In N. sloanii this arm has (after Dunning and Förch, 1998:

    • The "expanded ventral membrane with supports" present only at extreme end of the arm.

    • Only one series of slender, conical, ventral supports distally. (see Nototodarus page for comparison of species).

Distribution

N. sloanii has a very restricted distribution around and near parts of New Zealand. A map of its distribution can be seen here.
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Scientific Name Nototodarus sloanii
Location Off New Zealand, on the Chatham Rise at 43.04S, 175.01E in bottom trawl at 367 m depth.
Comments Title image is two views of the same specimen.
Acknowledgements National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Identified By Darren Stevens
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage Stage 3
View Ventral (top), dorsal (bottom)
Size 329 mm ML
Copyright © Darren Stevens
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