Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis

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Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis
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Dorsal view of type
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Ventral view of type
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Heteroteuthidinae
Genus: Heteroteuthis
H. hawaiiensis
Binomial name
Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis
(Berry, 1909)[2]
  • Stephanoteuthis hawaiiensis Berry, 1909

Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis is a species of bobtail squid native to the central and western Pacific Ocean. It occurs in waters off Hawaii, Bonin, the Ryukyu Islands, Indonesia, and the Great Australian Bight. H. hawaiiensis may also be present in Banc Combe in the southwestern Pacific (12°14′S 177°28′W / 12.233°S 177.467°W / -12.233; -177.467) at depths of 795 to 820 m.[3]

H. hawaiiensis grows to approximately 30 mm in mantle length.[3]

The type specimen was collected near Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. It is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C..[4]


  1. ^ Allcock, L.; Barratt, I. (2012). "Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162562A916849. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162562A916849.en. Downloaded on 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Heteroteuthis (Stephanoteuthis) hawaiiensis (Berry, 1909)". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 153–203.
  4. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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