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Chiroteuthis spoeli Tentacular Club

Richard E. Young
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A- Aboral view of club-tip photophore. Note large terminal papilla and discontinuity (light band) down center of photophore. B- Club sucker and stalk. Note division of stalk and stalk pleating. C- Oral view of club-tip photophore and distal club suckers. D- Oral view of tentacular club. Note three-part division of protective membranes. Drawings from ......... mm ML , sex ....., locality.........

Left is a photograph of part of the proximal and middle portions of the club and on the right is a closer view of the proximal portion. In the later note the pleated skirt on the sucker stalk. Both pictures are from a preserved squid captured off Hawaii.

Illustrations by J. R. Schroeder, photographs by R. E. Young.
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