Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 17, Issue 2–3, pp 353–365 | Cite as

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

  • R. E. Young
  • M. Vecchione
  • C. F. E. Roper
Original Paper


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 



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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OceanographyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries ServiceNational Museum of Natural HistoryWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA

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