Taxonomy and zoogeography of the family Onychoteuthidae.

Kubodera, T., Piatkowski, Uwe , Okutani, T. and Clarke, M.R. (1998) Taxonomy and zoogeography of the family Onychoteuthidae. Open Access Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology , 586 . pp. 277-291.

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The Oegopsida family Onychoteuthidae contains five genera, namely, Onychoteuthis, Ancistroteuthis, Onykia, Moroteuthis. and Kondakovia. The genus Chaunotuethis is considered to represent spent individuals of the other genera of the family. The present study clarified that two well-known nominal species, Onychoteuthis banksii (Leach, 1817) and Ancistroteuthis lichtensteinii (Ferussac and Orbigny, 1839), both represent species complexes in their broad distributional ranges. The genus Onykia may represent immature stages of other onychoteuthids. Moroteuthis robsoni Adam, 1962, which has hitherto been considered to be a Southem Ocean species, appears to extend its distribution into the warm Atlantic region. Reliable taxonomic records as weil as
knowledge of distributional differentiation by growth stagearestill too scarce to draw a zoogeographical picture of each species in this

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
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ISSN: 0081-0282
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:24
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 08:01

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