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Amphorateuthis alveatus paratype no. 2
(15 mm ML)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Heteroteuthidinae
Genus: Amphorateuthis
Young, Vecchione & Roper, 2007
A. alveatus
Binomial name
Amphorateuthis alveatus

Amphorateuthis alveatus is a species of bobtail squid native to the Indian Ocean. It is characterised by unique modifications of the arms in males; mature males exhibit elongate suckers in numerous series on arm pairs II and IV.[2]

A. alveatus is known from only four specimens. The holotype and paratype no. 1 were collected off western Tanzania at 6°51′S 39°54′E / 6.850°S 39.900°E / -6.850; 39.900. Paratype no. 3 was caught at virtually the same locality in a 40 ft bottom trawl that fished to a depth of 100 m. Paratype no. 2 was taken at 6°48′S 39°51′E / 6.800°S 39.850°E / -6.800; 39.850.[2]


  1. ^ Allcock, L.; Barratt, I. (2012). "Amphorateuthis alveatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T189738A1935338. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T189738A1935338.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Young, R.E., M. Vecchione & C.F.E. Roper 2007. A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17(2–3): 353–365. doi:10.1007/s11160-007-9044-z

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