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Stigmatoteuthis hoylei: Photophore

Richard E. Young and Michael Vecchione

Photographs to the right right in the series below show the basic photophore groups of this squid, from different views, with superimposed lines and dots to emphasize the photophore groups. Photographs to the left are the same pictures without superimposed lines and dots so that the photophores can be seen without obstruction. The superimposed lines are formed by first placing white dots over the pigmented, photogenic cups of all photophore in a particular group. The dots are then joined by a line of the appropriate color.

The color coding of the lines is as follows:

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Figure. Top - Lateral views of the right side of the head. Upper middle - Ventral views of the head. Lower middle - Lateral views of the left side of the head. Bottom - Dorsal views of the head. Squid 25 mm ML, preserved, Hawaiian waters. Photographs by R. Young.

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University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. , USA

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