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Free Content Squids of the genus Abralia (Cephalopoda: Enoploteuthidae) from the western tropical Pacific with a description of Abralia omiae, a new species

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Squids of the genus Abralia collected by a midwater trawl in the western tropical Pacific were examined. Five species were identified, including Abralia omiae new species. This species is characterized by having five monotypic subocular photophores, two longitudinal broad bands of minute photophores on the ventral mantle, and a hectocotylized right ventral arm with two crests. The other four species identified were A. similis, A. trigonura, A. siedleckyi and A. heminuchalis. Materials from new localities for these species are discussed and comparisons to related species in several additional characters are made.

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Publication date: March 1, 2000

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