Nectoteuthis pourtalesi

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Nectoteuthis pourtalesi
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Heteroteuthidinae
Genus: Nectoteuthis
Verrill, 1883
N. pourtalesi
Binomial name
Nectoteuthis pourtalesi

Nectoteuthis pourtalesi is a bathybenthic species of bobtail squid native to the tropical western Atlantic Ocean, specifically Florida and the Antilles.[3]

N. pourtalesi grows to a mantle length of 11 mm (given as "length to dorsal edge of mantle") and total length of 24 mm (given as "length to tip of longest sessile arm").[4]

The type specimen was collected off Barbados and is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C..[5]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Nectoteuthis pourtalesi ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162543A912594. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162543A912594.en. Downloaded on 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Nectoteuthis Verrill, 1883". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ 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. ^ Verrill, A. E. 1883. Reports on the results of dredging, under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Caribbean Sea (1878-79), by the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer 'Blake.' XXV. Supplementary report on the Blake cephalopods. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 11(5): 105-115.
  5. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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