Echinoteuthis atlantica

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Echinoteuthis atlantica
Holotype of Mastigoteuthis atlantica
(112 mm ML)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Mastigoteuthidae
Genus: Echinoteuthis
E. atlantica
Binomial name
Echinoteuthis atlantica
Joubin, 1933[1]

Mastigoteuthis atlantica Joubin, 1933

Echinoteuthis atlantica is a species of whip-lash squid from the family Mastigoteuthidae. It occurs in the eastern North and South Atlantic Ocean.[2] This squid is red in colour and similar to Echinoteuthis famelica of the Pacific but differs in having a well developed protective membrane on the tentacular club which is absent on E. famelica. The presence on this membrane on Echinoteuthis glaukopis from the Indian Ocean suggests that this may be a synonym of E. atlantica, in which case glaukopis has priority.[3]


  1. ^ Philippe Bouchet (2018). "Echinoteuthis atlantica (Joubin, 1933)". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ P. Jereb; C.F.E. Roper, eds. (2010). Cephalopods of the World an Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Cephalopod Species Known to Date Volume 2 Myopsid and Oegopsid Squids (PDF). Food and Agriculture Organization Rome. p. 253. ISBN 978-92-5-106720-8.
  3. ^ Michael Vecchione; Richard E. Young (2014). "Echinoteuthis atlantica (Joubin, 1933)". Tree of Life Project. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  • Joubin, L. 1933. Notes préliminaires sur les Céphalopodes des croisières du Dana (1921-1922). 4e Partie. Annales de l'Institut Océanographique 13: 1-49.

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