Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off the Philippines (Reid and Jereb 2005). Its depth distribution range is unknown (Reid and Jereb 2005).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Euprymna phenax Voss, 1962
Catalog Number: USNM 575328
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
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Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Panay Island, Naso Point, Anchorage, Iloilo, Philippines, North Pacific Ocean
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype: Voss, G. 1962. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 75: 171.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The type specimen has a mantle length of 11mm (Reid and Jereb 2005). Members of the subfamily Sepiolinae are bottom living species that typically bury in soft sediments during the day, and emerge at night to feed (Norman 2003).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Barratt, I. & Allcock, L.

Reviewer/s
Reid, A., Rogers, Alex & Bohm, M.

Contributor/s
Herdson, R. & Duncan, C.

Justification
Euprymna phenax has been assessed as Data Deficient due to the persistence of taxonomic problems in the delineation of species in this genus making it impossible to determine whether it is threatened in any way.
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Population

Population
The population size of this species is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Further research is required to resolve taxonomic uncertainties and determine population trends and life history patterns of this species.
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Wikipedia

Euprymna phenax

Euprymna phenax is a species of bobtail squid native to the waters of the Indo-Pacific, off the Philippines and possibly in the East China Sea. The depth range of this species is unknown. It was originally collected at nightlight.[1]

The type specimen is 11 mm in mantle length.[1]

The type specimen was collected off the Philippines and is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C..[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 153–203.
  2. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda
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