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Taxa Associated with the Family Lepidoteuthidae Pfeffer, 1912

Michael J. Sweeney and Richard E. Young

(data as of June 2002)

Nominal Genus-Level Taxa

{{Note: See Roper and Lu (1989) and Nesis and Nikitina (1990) regarding systematic problems and disagreements concerning this family!!}}

Enoptroteuthis Berry, 1920:294.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Lepidoteuthis Joubin, 1895 [fide Young (1992:183)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Enoptroteuthis spinicauda Berry, 1920 by original designation

Lepidoteuthis Joubin, 1895:1172.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Nesis (1987:237)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Lepidoteuthis grimaldii Joubin, 1895 by monotypy

Nominal Species-Level Taxa (As Introduced Binomial)

Lepidoteuthis grimaldii Joubin, 1895:1172, text-fig.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Nesis (1987:237)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- MOM Syntypes (2) [station 588] [fide Belloc (1950:4)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Near Teceira (38∞34'45"N, 29∞37'W), Azores (from sperm whale stomach)

Enoptroteuthis spinicauda Berry, 1920:295, pl 16 fig 6.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Lepidoteuthis grimaldii Joubin, 1895 [fide Young (1992:183)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- NMNH Holotype 338694 [fide Sweeney et al. (1988:17)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 28∞51'N, 70∞08'W (Sargasso Sea)

Type Repositories

MOM- Musée Océanographique, Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco-Ville, MC 98000, Monaco. [For type catalog see Belloc (1950)]

NMNH-National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution Avenue, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, U.S.A. (formerly USNM). [For type catalogs see Roper and Sweeney (1978); Sweeney et al. (1988) for S.S. Berry taxa]


Belloc, G. 1950. Catalogue des types de Céphalopodes du Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Bulletin de l'Institut Océanographique, 970:1-10.

Berry, S.S. 1920. Preliminary diagnosis of new cephalopods from the western Atlantic. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 58(2335):293-300, 1 plate.

Joubin, L. 1895. Céphalopodes recueillis dans l'estomac d'cachalot, capture aux isles Acores. Comptes rendus des seances de l'Academie des Sciences, 121:1172-1174, 1 figure.

Nesis, K.N. 1982. Abridged key to the cephalopod Molluscs of the world's oceans. Moscow: Light and Food Industry Publishing House, 385 pages. (In Russian; see Nesis, 1987 for abridged English translation)

Nesis, K.N. 1987. Cephalopods of the World; Squids, cuttlefishes, Octopuses, and Allies. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA, 351 pages.

Nesis, K.N. and I.V. Nikitina. 1990. Revision of the squid family Lepidoteuthidae. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 69(10):38-49.

Pfeffer, G. 1912. Die Cephalopoden der Plankton-Expedition. Zugleich eine monographische übersicht der Oegopsiden Cephalopoden. Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-stiftung, 2:1-815, 48 plates.

Roper, C.F.E. and C.C. Lu. 1989. Systematics status of Lepidoteuthis, Pholidoteuthis, and Tetronychoteuthis (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 82:295-322.

Roper, C.F.E. and M.J. Sweeney. 1978. A catalog of the type-specimens of Recent Cephalopoda in the National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 278:1-19.

Sweeney, M.J., C.F.E. Roper, and F.G. Hochberg. 1988. Catalog of the type specimens of Recent Cephalopoda described by S. Stillman Berry. Malacologia, 29(1):7-19.

Young, R.E. 1992. Chiroteuthid and related paralarvae from Hawaiian waters. Bulletin of Marine Science, 49(1-2)(1991):162-185. [Published 27 January 1992]

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