IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

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Introduction

Heteroteuthins are small pelagic or benthopelagic sepiolids. They are easily recognized by their silvery sides and colorful ventral shield. The latter structure appears to be involved in diffusing the light from their large visceral photophore.

Brief diagnosis:

A sepiolid with ...

  • ventral mantle shield and silvery sides.
  • with arms I-III joined by deep web.

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