Moon SquidMichael Vecchione
IntroductionThese are small squid reaching about 35 mm ML and known only from the tropical to subtropical North Atlantic.
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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