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The nomenclatural status, ontogeny and morphology of Pholidoteuthis massyae (Pfeffer, 1912) new comb (Cephalopoda: Pholidoteuthidae)


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O'Shea, S and Jackson, GD and Bolstad, KS (2007) The nomenclatural status, ontogeny and morphology of Pholidoteuthis massyae (Pfeffer, 1912) new comb (Cephalopoda: Pholidoteuthidae). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 17 (2-3). pp. 425-435. ISSN 0960-3166

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Pholidoteuthis is unusual amongst
genera of squid in that the mantle is beset with
close-packed dermal cushions (scales). Despite
frequent reference to species in this genus,
considerable systematic confusion surrounds
usage of the generic name, erected prematurely
given that the same systematic characters apply
for the earlier Tetronychoteuthis Pfeffer, 1900,
and species attributed to it. The synonymy and
ontogenetic morphology of Pholidoteuthis massyae
(Pfeffer 1912) new comb., the senior synonym
of P. boschmai Adam, 1950, is reported. The
relationship between this species and others
referred to Tetronychoteuthis, Lepidoteuthis, the
Pholidoteuthidae Adam, 1950, Lepidoteuthidae
Pfeffer, 1912 and Octopoteuthidae Berry, 1912, is
discussed. A conjectural account of the mechanics
of mating in P. massyae is provided based on the
nature of spermatophore insertion in the female
mantle, and modification to the terminal region of
the male’s genital apparatus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pholidoteuthis Tetronychoteuthis Cephalopoda Systematics Reproduction
Journal or Publication Title: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Publisher: Spinger
Page Range: pp. 425-435
ISSN: 0960-3166
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1007/s11160-007-9047-9
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