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Notes on cephalopods photographed near the bottom in the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone

Abstract

Deep-sea photographs from IFREMER dives in the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone included six cephalopods. These are all cirrate (=finned) octopods in two families, Opisthoteuthidae and Cirroteuthidae.

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Acknowledgments

I thank Gordon Paterson for inviting me to participate in this project and Louise Allcock for facilitating the connection between Gordon and me. I also thank Stafanie Kaiser for encouraging me to prepare this note for the special issue on biodiversity of the CCFZ and Lenaick Menot for providing information about the source of the images.

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Correspondence to Michael Vecchione.

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Communicated by S. S. M. Kaiser

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Vecchione, M. Notes on cephalopods photographed near the bottom in the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone. Mar Biodiv 47, 307–310 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0528-8

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Keywords

  • Cephalopoda
  • Cirrata
  • Dumbo octopods