Overview

Brief Summary

Introduction

H. miranda is often the most common histioteuthid captured within its habitat. This species is believed to be associated with shallow ocean-floor topography. It is broadly distributed in southern waters but Voss et al., 1998, found no indication of population differentiation throughout the range of this species.

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Comprehensive Description

Characteristics

  1. Tubercles
    1. Arms I with 14-19 tubercules; arms II with 11-16 tubercules and arms III with 7-13.
    2. Length of tubercule-rows 19-39% of arm lengths.
  2. Photophores
    1. Arms IV with 5 longitudinal series on arm base.

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More details of the description can be found here.

Species of the miranda-group are distinguished by the following characteristics:

  1. Tubercles
    1. Present on dorsal midline of mantle and aboral surface of arms I-III.
  2. Photophores
    1. In 5-6 series on arm IV base.
    2. Compound photophores of uniform, medium size on anterior 3/4 of ventral mantle.

H. miranda is most easily separated from the other member of the miranda-group, H. oceani, by (1) the lesser number of photophores on the base of arms IV (5 vs 6), (2) the lesser number of tubercules in on each arm, (3) the lesser length of the tubercule rows on the arms, and the divided buccal connectives to arms II (attach to arms I and II).

The above data are taken from Voss, et al. (1998).

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Distribution

Geographical distribution

Type locality: South by southeast of Gabo Island, Victoria, Australia (ca. 38°S,150°E). H. miranda is found off southwest Africa eastward to the Australia-New Zealand area. It occurs near continental slopes, islands and submarine rises (Voss, et al., 1998).

Figure. Distribution chart of H. miranda. Chart modified from Voss et al. (1998).

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Physical Description

Type Information

Neotype for Calliteuthis miranda Berry, 1918
Catalog Number: USNM 576165
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Isopropyl Alcohol
Collector(s): University of Southern California
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: North Island, off East Cape, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 448 to 732
Vessel: Eltanin R/V
  • Neotype: Berry, S. 1918. Biol. Results Fish. Exp. Endeavour. 4(5): 221-228, pls. 61-62.
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Source: National Museum of Natural History Collections

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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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mesopelagic
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Depth range based on 51 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 37 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 59 - 1150
  Temperature range (°C): 3.145 - 18.661
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.961 - 35.108
  Salinity (PPS): 34.336 - 35.560
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.987 - 5.047
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.500 - 2.394
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.623 - 52.299

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 59 - 1150

Temperature range (°C): 3.145 - 18.661

Nitrate (umol/L): 5.961 - 35.108

Salinity (PPS): 34.336 - 35.560

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.987 - 5.047

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.500 - 2.394

Silicate (umol/l): 2.623 - 52.299
 
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Life History

Females are mature at 200-267 mm ML; males at 93-262 mm ML.

Figure. Dorsal and ventral views of two growth stages of H. miranda. Left - 17 mm ML, 32°S, 174°E. Right - 36 mm ML, 34°S, 16°. Drawings from Voss, et al. (1998).

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Histioteuthis miranda

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACTCTTTACTTCATCTTTGGAATTTGAGCCGGCCTACTAGGAACCTCTTTA---AGATTAATAATCCGAACTGAGTTAGGCCAACCAGGCTCACTACTTAATGAC---GATCAATTATATAATGTGGTAGTTACCGCTCATGGGTTTATCATAATTTTCTTTTTAGTTATACCAATTATAATTGGAGGTTTTGGTAACTGACTAGTCCCTTTAATA---TTGGGAGCTCCTGATATAGCTTTCCCTCGAATAAATAATATAAGATTCTGACTCTTGCCTCCCTCCCTAACTCTACTTTTAACTTCATCCGCTGTAGAAAGAGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACAGTTTATCCTCCTCTATCTAGGAACTTATCCCATGCAGGCCCTTCGGTAGATCTT---GCTATTTTTTCTCTACATTTAGCTGGAGTATCCTCAATTCTAGGAGCAATTAATTTTATTACAACAATTTTAAATATACGATGAGAAGGTTTACAAATAGAACGTGTACCTCTCTTTGCCTGATCCGTATTTATTACAGCCATTCTTCTACTACTATCCCTTCCAGTACTAGCAGGA---GCAATTACTATACTTTTGACAGATCGAAATTTTAACACAACTTTTTTTGATCCCAGGGGAGGAGGCGACCCTATTCTATACCAACATTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Histioteuthis miranda

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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