Habitat and Ecology
Like many other Abralia squid, little is known about the biology and ecology of this small species, although it likely inhabits the mesopelagic-boundary region (Young and Tsuchiya 2009). Enoploteuthids generally occur in mid-depths in the ocean and occasionally over the continental shelf (Norman 2003). They undergo diel vertical migrations, rising into the upper water column at night to feed (Norman 2003). Females spawn small eggs (0.9 and 1.5 mm in diameter depending on species; Young et al. 1992) individually into gelatinous strings (Norman 2003).
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Abralia grimpei is a species of enoploteuthid cephalopod known from the western North Atlantic Ocean, including the West Indies and the Sargasso Sea. It is recognizable from other Abralia species by the extra photophores on its eyes.
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