Stigmatoteuthis hoylei

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Flowervase jewel squid
Histioteuthis hoylei.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Histioteuthidae
Genus: Stigmatoteuthis
Species:
S. hoylei
Binomial name
Stigmatoteuthis hoylei
(Goodrich, 1896)
Synonyms

Histiopsis hoylei Goodrich, 1896 Histioteuthis hoylei (Goodrich, 1896) Meleagroteuthis hoylei Pfeffer, 1908

Stigmatoteuthis hoylei, commonly called the flowervase jewel squid, is a species of cock-eyed squid. It is native to tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.[1] It grows to 20 cm in mantle length.[1] The eyes of this species are highly dimorphic.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Norman, M.D. 2000. Cephalopods: A World Guide. ConchBooks, Hackenheim.
  2. ^ Young, Richard Edward (1975). "Function of the dimorphic eyes in the midwater squid Histioteuthis dofleini". Pacific Science. 29 (2): 211–8. hdl:10125/953.

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