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Morphological variability of the rare bush-club squid <I>Batoteuthis </I>(Cephalopoda, Batoteuthidae)?

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dc.contributor.author Guerra, Ángel en
dc.contributor.author Portela, Julio M. en
dc.contributor.author Roura, Álvaro en
dc.contributor.author Río, José,Luis del en
dc.contributor.author Vecchione, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-25T17:17:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-25T17:17:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Guerra, Ángel, Portela, Julio M., Roura, Álvaro, Río, José,Luis del, and Vecchione, Michael. 2012. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/19161">Morphological variability of the rare bush-club squid Batoteuthis (Cephalopoda, Batoteuthidae)?</a>." <em>Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen</em>. 266 (1):77&ndash;83. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2012/0267">https://doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2012/0267</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0077-7749
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/19161
dc.description.abstract A specimen of Batoteuthidae was caught during the research cruise ATLANTIS 2009 on 21 March 2009 at 45°09.51&#39; S - 45°08.07&#39; S - 59°29.04&#39; W - 59°27.98&#39;W (Patagonian slope), depth 1195-1221 m. This specimen is a juvenile male, 105 mm mantle length. It is the largest Batoteuthis with complete tentacles captured to date. It shares the main diagnostic characters of the family. We compared that specimen with the types of Batoteuthis skolops, the only known species in the family. Our specimen has several differences from the types (lower tail length index, different fin shape, arm length indices 3-4 times longer, tentacles and clubs 4 or 5 times longer than the types, distinct arrangement of suckers in ventral arms, and different number, size and disposition of suckers in tentacular clubs) suggesting that it might be a different species. However, we cannot refute the alternative hypothesis that the differences are ontogenic. Until additional good specimens become available or molecular analyses are undertaken, we recommend a conservative approach of considering our specimen tentatively to be a growth form of Batoteuthis skolops. en
dc.relation.ispartof Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen en
dc.title Morphological variability of the rare bush-club squid <I>Batoteuthis </I>(Cephalopoda, Batoteuthidae)? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 112939
dc.identifier.doi 10.1127/0077-7749/2012/0267
rft.jtitle Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen
rft.volume 266
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 77
rft.epage 83
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 77
dc.citation.epage 83


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