Nototodarus

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Nototodarus
Nototodarus hawaiiensis.jpg
Nototodarus hawaiiensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Ommastrephidae
Subfamily: Todarodinae
Genus: Nototodarus
Pfeffer, 1912[1]
Type species
Nototodarus sloanii
(Gray, 1849[2]
Species

Nototodarus is a genus of squid. Example species in this genus include Nototodarus sloanii, a species sought for human food; in the process of harvesting N. sloanii Australian sea lions are frequently killed, since that marine mammal preys upon this squid species.[3] Furthermore, New Zealand arrow squid, N. sloanii, is an important food source for the endangered yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julian Finn (2016). Bieler R, Bouchet P, Gofas S, Marshall B, Rosenberg G, La Perna R, Neubauer TA, Sartori AF, Schneider S, Vos C, ter Poorten JJ, Taylor J, Dijkstra H, Finn J, Bank R, Neubert E, Moretzsohn F, Faber M, Houart R, Picton B, Garcia-Alvarez O, eds. "Nototodarus Pfeffer, 1912". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 11 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. pp. 336–337. ISBN 978-92-5-106720-8.
  3. ^ Nick Gales, Nicholas Gales, Mark Hindell and Roger Kirkwood. 2003. Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues, CSIRO Publishing, ISBN 0-643-06953-4, ISBN 978-0-643-06953-4, 446 pages
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Yellow-eyed Penguin: Megadypes antipodes, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine