Choneteuthis, Lu, C. C. & Boucher-Rodoni, R., 2006

Lu, C. C. & Boucher-Rodoni, R., 2006, A new genus and species of sepiolid squid from the waters around Tonga in the central South Pacific (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae), Zootaxa 1310, pp. 37-51: 38-39

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.173852

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5614447

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Choneteuthis
status

gen. nov.

Genus Choneteuthis   gen. nov.

Etymology: The generic epithet is derived from the Greek word for funnel. It refers to the long, tubular, and exposed funnel of the animal, a feature not seen in any other sepiolid.

Diagnosis: Funnel long, tubular, not covered by mantle, web uniting arms shallow, a large, round photophore present on ink sac, colored ventral shield present, anterodorsal margin of mantle and head not fused, well developed nuchal cartilage present, gladius present, hectocotylized arms absent.

Type species: Choneteuthis tongaensis   sp. nov.