Planctoteuthis danae

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Planctoteuthis danae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Planctoteuthis
P. danae
Binomial name
Planctoteuthis danae
(Joubin, 1931)[2]
  • Valbyteuthis danae Joubin, 1931

Planctoteuthis danae is a species of chiroteuthid squid. It is distinguished from further members of Planctoteuthis by a fin length greater than half of the mantle. During the paralarval stage, the species occurs in depths of 200–300 m, progressing to 200–800 m at 10-15mm ML; larger specimens have been captured from 700 m to in excess of 1000 m. The type locality of P. danae is in the Gulf of Panama, and it has also been recorded from the eastern Pacific Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean.


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2014). "Planctoteuthis danae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T163257A990670. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T163257A990670.en. Downloaded on 03 March 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Planctoteuthis danae Joubin, 1931". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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