Asperoteuthis lui

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Asperoteuthis lui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Asperoteuthis
Species: A. lui
Binomial name
Asperoteuthis lui
Salcedo-Vargas, 1999

Asperoteuthis lui is a chiroteuthid squid of the genus Asperoteuthis. This species was discovered from the stomach contents of a ling, a species of fish. The damaged specimen did not include a funnel or a mantle, but had multiple arms, one tentacle, and eyes.[2][3] It was initially identified as a species of giant squid of the genus Architeuthis.[2]


  1. ^ Allcock, L. & Barratt, I. (2014). "Asperoteuthis lui". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Salcedo-Vargas, M.A. (1999). "An asperoteuthid squid (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Chiroteuthidae) from New Zealand misidentified as Architeuthis". Zoosystematics and Evolution. 75 (1): 47–49. doi:10.1002/mmnz.19990750106. 
  3. ^ Young, Richard E.; Michael Vecchione (15 November 2007). "Asperoteuthis lui". The Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 26 November 2009.