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Introduction

The only known specimen of Heteroteuthis sp. A is a female that was taken from the stomach of the fish Alepisaurus ferox off New Caledonia.

Brief diagnosis:

A Heteroteuthis with ...

  • deep, angled posterior pit in funnel-locking groove.
  • fused nuchal cartilage but free dorsal mantle margin.
  • thick iridophore layer on posteroventral surface of funnel.
Any one of these three characters is diagnostic.

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