Overview

Distribution

Abyssal species, currently known from the type locality (Porcupine Abyssal Plain), from the Porcupine Seabight and the Madeira Abyssal Plain. Probably distributed at abyssal depths from 20°N to 50°N in the north-east Atlantic.
  • Collins, M.A. (2003). The genus Grimpoteuthis (Octopoda: Grimpoteuthidae) in the north-east Atlantic, with descriptions of three new species. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 139(1): 93-127
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Grimpoteuthis boylei Collins, 2003
Catalog Number: USNM 1013613
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: Male;
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Year Collected: 1996
Locality: Porcupine Abyssal Plain, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 4836 to 4839
Vessel: Discovery R/V
  • Paratype: Collins, M. A. 2003. The genus Grimpoteuthis (Octopoda: Grimpoteuthidae) in the north-east Atlantic, with descriptions of three new species. Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society. 139: 93-127.
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© Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Source: National Museum of Natural History Collections

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4837.5 - 4847.5
  Temperature range (°C): 2.549 - 2.549
  Nitrate (umol/L): 22.495 - 22.495
  Salinity (PPS): 34.909 - 34.909
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.674 - 5.674
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.444 - 1.444
  Silicate (umol/l): 46.137 - 46.137

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4837.5 - 4847.5
 
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