- Digestive system
- Esophagus covered by dark purple tissue.
- Stomach and spiral caecum equal in size.
- Posterior salivary glands absent.
- Intestine short.
- Male reproductive tract
- Male reproductive tract illustrated but not described.
- Female reproductive tract
- Proximal oviduct short; distal oviduct long.
- Aperature of oviduct flared with plicate collar.
- Oviducal gland finely plicate.
- Half orange.
- 7-8 primary lamellae.
- Beaks illustrated but not described.
- Radula with great individual variation. Radulas from three different octopods illustrated here.
- Mantle and head light brownish-purple.
- Posterior borders of fins dark purple.
- Aboral web and arms darkish purple.
- Oral web and arms dark purple with lighter colored suckers and cirri.
Grimpoteuthis tuftsi: Description ContinuedRichard E. Young and Michael Vecchione
Voss, G. L. and W. G. Pearcy. 1990. Deep-water octopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) of the Northeastern Pacific. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., 47: 47-94.
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