Nototodarus

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Nototodarus
Nototodarus hawaiiensis.jpg
Nototodarus hawaiiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Ommastrephidae
Genus: Nototodarus
Pfeffer, 1912
Species

Nototodarus is a genus of squid. Example species in this genus include Nototodarus sloanii, a species sought for human food; in the process of harvesting N. sloanii Australian sea lions are frequently killed, since that marine mammal preys upon this squid species.[1] Furthermore, New Zealand arrow squid, N. sloanii, is an important food source for the endangered yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Gales, Nicholas Gales, Mark Hindell and Roger Kirkwood. 2003. Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues, CSIRO Publishing, ISBN 0-643-06953-4, ISBN 978-0-643-06953-4, 446 pages
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Yellow-eyed Penguin: Megadypes antipodes, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg