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.
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All photographs were taken by R.E. Young. We acknowledge the technical assistance of I.H. Roper in preparing the manuscript for publication and U. Piatkowski for information on the R/V WALTHER HERWIG cruises.
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Young, R.E., Vecchione, M. & Roper, C.F.E. A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Rev Fish Biol Fisheries 17, 353–365 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-007-9044-z
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