Dark combfin squidMario Alejandro Salcedo-Vargas and Richard E. Young
This species differs from all other members of the genus in the lack of photophores on both the eyes and viscera. It is known from four squid taken from the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.
A Ctenopteryx ...
- without photophores.
- with club suckers in 16-20 series.
- with arm suckers in 8-14 series.
- Club with six suckers in transverse row at proximal end, 16-20 suckers at mid-club, then decreasing number of suckers toward tip.
- Photophore absent from viscera.
- Photophores absent from eyes. Click on an image to view larger version & data in a new window
Figure. Ventral view of the mantle cavity of C. canarensis holotype. Note the absence of a visceral photophore. A - Funnel locking apparatus. B - Ink sac. C - Nephridiopore. D - Spermatophore sac (= Needham's sac). E - Gill. Drawing from Salcedo-Vargas and Guerrero-Kommritz (2000).
CommentsMore details of the description can be found here.
The type locality is 26°20'N, 19°21'W, Eastern Atlantic just south of the Canary Islands. Other localities: 12°16'N, 23°05'W, 0°20'N, 25°20'W. All specimens were caught in nets that fished to 1000 m.
Salcedo-Vargas, M. A. and J. Guerrero-Kommritz. 2000. Three new cephalopods from the Atlantic Ocean. Mitt. Hamb. Zool. Mus. Inst., 97: 31-44.
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