Onychoteuthis compacta

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Onychoteuthis compacta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Onychoteuthidae
Genus: Onychoteuthis
O. compacta
Binomial name
Onychoteuthis compacta
(Berry, 1913)[2]
  • Teleoteuthis compacta
    (Berry, 1913)

Onychoteuthis compacta is a species of squid in the family Onychoteuthidae, known to occur in Hawaiian waters.[3] as well as in other areas of the Central Pacific and western north-central Atlantic, it probably has a circumglobar distribution.[1] The species is known to have a mantle length of at least 122 mm for females and 127 mm for males. Each tentacle has 22 club hooks, measuring approximately 30 mm in mature specimens.

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  1. ^ a b Allcock, L. & Barratt, I. (2014). "Onychoteuthis compacta". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T163348A1000819. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T163348A1000819.en. Downloaded on 16 March 2018.
  2. ^ Philippe Bouchet (2018). 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. "Onychoteuthis compacta Berry, 1913". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ Bowers, John R.; Seki, Michael P.; Young, Richard E.; Bigelow, Keith A.; Hirota, Jed; Flament, Pierre (1999). "Cephalopod paralarvae assemblages in Hawaiian Islands waters" (PDF). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 185: 203–212. doi:10.3354/meps185203. Retrieved 1 May 2015.