Cryptoteuthis brevibracchiata: a new species and genus of cirrate octopod (Octopoda: Cirrata)

A new species and genus of cirrate octopod, Cryptoteuthis brevibracchiata, is described from a single specimen captured at 2274-2300 m in the Porcupine Seabight, northeastern Atlantic. The species possesses characteristics of both Opisthoteuthis and Grimpoteuthis, but is sufficiently distinct from both to warrant placement in a new genus, within the family Grimpoteuthidae.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Collins, Martin A.

On this site: Martin Collins
Date:
1 January, 2004
Journal/Source:
Journal of Molluscan Studies / 70
Page(s):
263-267
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/70.3.263