Pterygioteuthis microlampas

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Pterygioteuthis microlampas
Pterygioteuthis microlampas.jpg
Ventral view of female
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Pyroteuthidae
Genus: Pterygioteuthis
P. microlampas
Binomial name
Pterygioteuthis microlampas
Berry, 1913[2]

Pterygioteuthis microlampas is a species of squid in the family Pyroteuthidae. They occur from northern New Zealand oceans to the Hawaiian Islands, but they do not overlap with the species P. gemmata, which lives in more southern waters. While there are numerous similarities between these two species, they are separated by the smaller mature size of P. microlampas (maximum mantle length of 23 mm) and the fewer number of hooks on males. The species reproduce sexually during the late autumn to early winter, producing eggs with a diameter of 0.9 mm.[3]


  1. ^ Barratt, I. & Allcock, L. (2014). "Pterygioteuthis microlampas". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T163368A1002508. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T163368A1002508.en. Downloaded on 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ 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. "Pterygioteuthis microlampas Berry, 1913". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ Reproductive Data for Pterygioteuthis microlampas, 14 November 2008.

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