Asperoteuthis nesisi

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Asperoteuthis nesisi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Asperoteuthis
Species: A. nesisi
Binomial name
Asperoteuthis nesisi
Arkhipkin & Laptikhovsky, 2008[2]

Asperoteuthis nesisi is a chiroteuthid squid of the genus Asperoteuthis. It is native to the waters off South Georgia and, more generally, the Southwest Atlantic. Asperoteuthis nesisi has a thin mantle and arms, and peculiar integumental tubercles on its head and mantle. The largest arm suckers possess twelve to fourteen sharp, triangular teeth.[3]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2014). "Asperoteuthis nesisi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T190918A1961027. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T190918A1961027.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Asperoteuthis nesisi Arkhipkin & Laptikhovsky, 2008". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 25 February 2018. 
  3. ^ Arkhipkin, A.I. & V.V. Laptikhovsky 2008. Discovery of the fourth species of the enigmatic chiroteuthid squid Asperoteuthis (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) and extension of the range of the genus to the South Atlantic. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74(3): 203–207. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyn007