Enoploteuthis octolineataKotaro Tsuchiya and Richard E. Young
Enoploteuthis octolineata is a poorly known species in the genus. It is only known from the type materials from the central Pacific Ocean. Male specimens are still not known. This species is characterized by having short, narrow tentacles and eight longitudinal stripes of integumental photophores on the mantle.
- Tentacle short, narrow.
- Carpal cluster elongate.
- Two rows of subequal-sized hooks on manus.
- Two rows of suckers on dactylus.
- Male specimen not known.
- Integumental Photophores
- Mantle with eight longitudinal stripes of integumental organs alternating with clear photophore-less strips.
- Ventral head with four longitudinal stripes of integumental organs which are connected in each end forming ring-like patterns.
- Ventral side of arm III with a row of organs along almost entire length.
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Figure. Various views of the integumental photophores of E. octolineata, paratypes. Left - Ventral view of the head. Left middle - Side view of the head. Right middle - Side view of a portion of the head (different squid from previous photograph) showing photophores in the region near the eye opening. Drawing from Burgess (1982). Right - Ventrolateral view of the anterior portion of the mantle. Arrow points to the very irregular 4th series of mantle photophores on this side. Photographs by R. Young.
Geographical distributionType locality: 02°56'N, 150°03'W. This species is known only from the central equatorial Pacific (Burgess, 1982).
Burgess, L.A. 1982. Four new species of squid (Oegopsida: Enoploteuthis) from the central Pacific and a description of adult Enoploteuthis reticulata. Fishery Bulletin, 80(4):703-734, 7 figures.
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