Moon SquidMichael Vecchione
Figure. S. scintillans, female, 35 mm ML. Photograph by M. Vecchione. Note the much smaller size of the photophore at the tip of the tail (arrow) compared to that of the male in the title photograph.
A lycoteuthin ...
- with enlarged photophore at tip of tail.
- with three tentacle photophores.
- Five ventral ocular photophores in a straight line.
- Two anal photophores, three abdominal photophores and three contiguous postero-abdominal photophores.
- Spherical organ on tip of each arms II and III in males.
- Spherical tail organ, larger in males.
- Tentacles with three photophores: base of tentacle, mid-tentacle, base of carpus (Arocha, 2003)
- Genitalia in males paired.
CommentsMore details of the description can be found here.
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.
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