IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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Asperoteuthis nesisi is based on a single, trawl-captured, large female, 36 cm ML, lacking tentacles.

Figure. Ventral view of the freshly caught A. nesisi. Photograph by A. Arkhipkin.

Brief diagnosis:

An Asperoteuthis ...

  • with large (width more than half ML) fins.
  • without enlarged suckers in the middle and distal portions of arms II and III.
  • with 12-14 pointed teeth on arm suckers.


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