Promachoteuthis sulcus

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Promachoteuthis sulcus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Family: Promachoteuthidae
Genus: Promachoteuthis
Species: P. sulcus
Binomial name
Promachoteuthis sulcus

Promachoteuthis sulcus is a species of promachoteuthid squid. It is distinguished from related taxa on the basis of several morphological features: nuchal fusion between the head and mantle, much larger size of arm suckers compared to club suckers, greater width of tentacle base than arm base, a recessed club base, and the presence of an aboral tentacle groove.[1]

P. sulcus is known from a single specimen caught by the German research vessel R/V Walther Herwig in an open net off Tristan da Cunha, southern Atlantic Ocean (36°49′S 12°17′W / 36.817°S 12.283°W / -36.817; -12.283 (Promachoteuthis sulcus (only specimen caught))), at a depth of 1,750–2,000 m (5,740–6,560 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b Young, R.E., M. Vecchione & C.F.E. Roper 2007. A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17(2–3): 353–365. doi:10.1007/s11160-007-9044-z

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