IUCN threat status:

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Introduction

Enoploteuthis jonesi, a relatively small-sized species for the genus, attains 70mm DML. This species resembles the sympatrically occurring species E. higginsi, but separable by the small numbers and relatively narrow stripe arrangement of integumental photophores on the mantle and head.

Brief diagnosis:

An Enoploteuthis (paraenoploteuthis) with...

  • longitudinal photophore rows on head narrow, consisting mostly of one photophore width.
  • longitudinal photophore rows on mantle narrower and more distinctive than in E. higginsi.

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