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Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 353-365

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A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)

  • R. E. YoungAffiliated withDepartment of Oceanography, University of Hawaii Email author 
  • , M. VecchioneAffiliated withSystematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Museum of Natural History
  • , C. F. E. RoperAffiliated withDepartment of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

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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.


Amphorateuthis alveatus Asperoteuthis mangoldae Cephalopoda Oegopsida Promachoteuthis sulcus Species descriptions Systematics