Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis

Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis

name = "Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis"

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regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Cephalopoda
ordo = Sepiolida
familia = Sepiolidae
subfamilia = Heteroteuthinae
genus = "Heteroteuthis"
subgenus = "Stephanoteuthis"
species = "H. hawaiiensis"
binomial = "Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis"
binomial_authority = (Berry, 1909)
synonyms =
*"Stephanoteuthis hawaiiensis"
Berry, 1909

"Heteroteuthis hawaiiensis" is a species of bobtail squid native to the central and western Pacific Ocean. It occurs in waters off Hawaii, Bonin, the Ryukyu Islands, Indonesia, and the Great Australian Bight. "H. hawaiiensis" may also be present in Banc Combe in the southwestern Pacific (coord|12|14|S|177|28|W|scale:250000) at depths of 795 to 820 m.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.]

"H. hawaiiensis" grows to approximately 30 mm in mantle length.

The type specimen was collected near Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. It is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.. [ [http://www.mnh.si.edu/cephs/newclass.pdf Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda] ]


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