Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries ServiceNational Museum of Natural History
C. F. E. Roper
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian Institution
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Young, R.E., Vecchione, M. & Roper, C.F.E. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2007) 17: 353. doi:10.1007/s11160-007-9044-z
We describe here two new species of oegopsid squids. The first is an Asperoteuthis (Chiroteuthidae), and it is based on 18 specimens. This new species has sucker dentition and a funnel–mantle locking apparatus that are unique within the genus. The second new species is a Promachoteuthis (Promachoteuthidae), and is based on a unique specimen. This new species has tentacle ornamentation which is unique within the genus. We also describe a new genus and a new species of sepioid squid in the subfamily Heteroteuthinae (Sepiolidae) and it is based on four specimens. This new genus and species exhibits unique modifications of the arms in males.