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Members of Sthenoteuthis are the dominant ommastrephid squids in tropical waters of the world's oceans and are commonly seen at the ocean's surface at night. They range in size from ca. 100 mm ML to 650 mm ML.

Brief diagnosis:

An ommastrephin with ...

  • Large aggregation of subcutaneous photophores forming a dorsal photophore patch on anterodorsal region of mantle.


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