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Chiroteuthis spoeli: Tentacular Club Suckers

Richard E. Young and Clyde F. E. Roper

Scanning electron micrographs of club suckers. A-E with outer horny ring in place, F with outer horny ring removed. Note the lack of substantial variation in the club sucker dentition.

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Figure. Oral views of club suckers of C. spoeli. A - Central North Atlantic, off Bermuda, 75 mm ML. B - Central North Pacific, off Hawaii, ca. 80 mm ML. C - Eastern Equatorial Pacific, 110 mm ML. D - Central Equatorial Pacific, 90 mm ML. E - Sub-tropical south Atlantic, 140 mm ML. F - Temperate North Atlantic with outer ring removed, ca. 135 mm ML. Photographs by R. Young

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