Polar Biology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 21–26

A second species of the squid genus Kondakovia (Cephalopoda: Onychoteuthidae) from the sub-Antarctic

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-008-0497-x

Cite this article as:
Laptikhovsky, V., Arkhipkin, A. & Bolstad, K.S. Polar Biol (2009) 32: 21. doi:10.1007/s00300-008-0497-x


A new species of squid, Kondakovia nigmatullini, is described based on two specimens from sub-Antarctic waters of the Southwest Atlantic. The new species is characterised by short, broad, rhombic fins, long rostrum of the gladius (~13% ML); very weak development or absence of longitudinal ridges on the mantle surface; some reticulate folds on mantle surface; 23–27 club hooks; subequal funnel/mantle components of the locking apparatus, and a tricuspid rachidian, with small lateral cusps.


KondakoviaOnychoteuthidaeSouthwest AtlanticTaxonomy

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Falkland Islands Government Fisheries DepartmentStanleyFalkland Islands
  2. 2.Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research InstituteAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand