Free Content A Monograph of the Cephalopoda of the North Atlantic

I. The Family Lycoteuthidae

(PDF 5,120.9 kb)
Download Article:


The family Lycoteuthidae is revised on a world wide basis. An historical account is followed by a discussion of the anatomy, food, depth range and geographical distribution. The taxonomic status with full synonymy is given for each species including keys for differentiation. The family and subfamilies are redefined and new generic diagnoses are given along with type citations. Oregoniateuthis lorigera (Steenstrup, 1857) is described in full for the first time and Lycoteuthis diadema, Oregoniateuthis springeri, Selenoteuthis scintillans, Nematolampas regalis, and Lampadioteuthis megaleia are described and illustrated. Leptodontoteuthis inermis Robson, 1926 is placed in the synonymy of Lycoteuthis diadema (Chun, 1900). The phylogenetic relationships of the Lycoteuthidae are discussed as well as the relationship of the genera within the family. The possibility is considered, on the basis of their occurrence within two different genera, that the males of the lycoteuthids possess paired, functional genitalia.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1962

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more