Asperoteuthis mangoldae

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Asperoteuthis mangoldae
Asperoteuthis mangoldae.jpg
Asperoteuthis mangoldae paratype
(100 mm ML)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Asperoteuthis
A. mangoldae
Binomial name
Asperoteuthis mangoldae

Asperoteuthis mangoldae, previously known as Asperoteuthis sp. A, is a chiroteuthid squid known only from the waters off the Hawaiian Islands. It differs from the closely related Asperoteuthis acanthoderma in lacking integumental tubercles and elongate fins. This species also possesses a characteristic curved groove in its funnel locking apparatus.[3]

A. mangoldae is known from 18 specimens. The holotype was collected in an opening-closing trawl in Hawaiian waters at a depth of 820–870 m. The coordinates of the type locality are 21°25′N 158°20.5′W / 21.417°N 158.3417°W / 21.417; -158.3417.

The specific name honors the Swiss marine biologist Dr. Katharina M. Mangold, (1922-2003) who worked at the Laboratoire Arago, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France. Dr Mangold spent a part of her career studying cephalopods in Hawaii.[3]


  1. ^ Barratt, I. & Allcock, L. (2014). "Asperoteuthis mangoldae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T176064A1426025. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T176064A1426025.en. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Asperoteuthis mangoldae Young, Vecchione & Roper, 2007". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b R.E. Young; M. Vecchione; C. F. E. Roper (2007). "A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)" (PDF). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 17 (2–3): 353–365.

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