Distribution and re-description of Abraliopsis lineata Goodrich, 1896 (Cephalopoda: Enoploteuthidae) from the Arabian Sea.

Tsuchiya, K., Piatkowski, Uwe and Okutani, T. (1991) Distribution and re-description of Abraliopsis lineata Goodrich, 1896 (Cephalopoda: Enoploteuthidae) from the Arabian Sea. Open Access Journal of Natural History, 25 (5). pp. 1121-1133. DOI 10.1080/00222939100770731.

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Abstract

The enoploteuthid cephalopod Abraliopsis lineata is re-described and its generic position discussed. Specimens for the present study were captured during the Indian Ocean Expedition of RV Meteor in 1987, where the species occurred in considerable numbers. The geographical distribution of A. lineata is described and discussed. The detailed analysis of the photophore pattern of the present specimens differs from the original description. The diagnostic features in the male, especially the structure of the hectocotylus which separates A. lineata easily from the members of the subgenus Pfefferiteuthis, are outlined. The morphological differences which separate A. lineata from A. gilchristi, the only other member of the subgenus Micrabralia, are summarized.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:A1991GU75600004
Keywords: ABRALIOPSIS; ARABIAN SEA; CEPHALOPODA; DISTRIBUTION; ENOPLOTEUTHIDAE; RE-DESCRIPTION
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1080/00222939100770731
ISSN: 0022-2933
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Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:27
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2018 11:43
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/1564

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