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Species of Lolliguncula are rather small squids that generally occupy warm, shallow waters and some invade regions of low salinity.

Brief diagnosis:

A loliginid ...

  • with short mantle, rounded posteriorly; fins wider than long but without posterior lobes.
  • with a long cement body in the spermatophores.
  • without ventral crest on hectocotylus.
  • with distribution only in American waters.


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Richard E. Young

Source: Tree of Life web project

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