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A Monograph of the Cephalopoda of the North Atlantic. The Family Histioteuthidae

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The worldwide mesopelagic squids of the family Histioteuthidae are revised. A single genus, Histioteuthis, is recognized and redefined. Three new species, eltaninae, macrohista, and bruuni, and one new subspecies, corona berryi, are described. Neotypes are named for miranda (Berry, 1918) and meleagroteuthis (Chun, 1910), and the validity of Hoyle's (1885) species altantica is confirmed. A comprehensive historical résumé and taxonomic discussion of the general morphology of the family are given as well as a key to the 13 recognized species. Each species is fully described and illustrated, and synonymies and distributions are given. Species dubia, published misidentified species, and museum names occurring in the family are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1969

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