- Right arm IV hectocotylized.
- Medial suckers of club manus about 3X diameter of marginal suckers.
- Alternating suckers and knobs of locking apparatus extend down about half tentacle length; suckers on stalk number 10-13.
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Figure. Representative suckers of L. dislocata. A-C, D - Largest suckers from arms I-IV respectively. The suckers are from the holotype (125 mm GL) which is a male. Suckers from females are smaller and have larger aperatures. E - Largest sucker from arm III of a female (136 mm GL). F - Medial sucker from club manus, holotype. Drawings A-F retain relative sizes. G - Marginal sucker from club manus, holotype. Drawing G has double the enlargement of suckers A-F. H - Enlarged sucker from tip of hectocotylus (137 mm GL). Drawings from Young (1972).
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- Mantle cartilagenous strip with second complex tubercule from point of fusion displaced toward the median line.
- Large complex tubercules of strip generally separated by 2 or 3 small tubercules usually with single cusp.
- Complex tubercules in middle of strip with tripartite construction, medial portion with usually 3 cusps aligned in row, lateral sections with more variable arrangement.
- Construction and arrangement of tubercules somewhat variable.
- At nuchal mantle fusion, two small rounded tubercules, one on either side, present at anterior end of cartilagenous pad.
Figure. Ventral view of the left cartilagenous mantle band of L. dislocata showing tubercules, 136 mm GL. Drawing from Young (1972).
Leachia dislocata: Description continuedRichard E. Young and Katharina M. Mangold (1922-2003)
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