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Doryteuthis (Amerigo) ocula (Cohen 1976)

Bigeye inshore squid

Michael Vecchione and Richard E. Young
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Containing group: Doryteuthis


Size to 13 cm ML


  1. Mantle
    1. Mantle bluntly pointed.
  2. Eyes
    1. Eyes very large; visible part 15 to 21% ML.
  3. Fins
    1. Fin length 45 to 55% ML.
  4. Arms
    1. Left ventral arm hectocotylized; modified in distal 1/3 to 1/4 but not to tip; 10 to 12 suckers in dorsal row <1/2 diameter of ventral counterparts; 2-5 suckers proximal to reduced suckers are enlarged; all modified suckers on swollen, triangular bases.

Habitat and Biology

Found in depths of 250-360 m. Its biology is unknown.

Geographic Distribution

Western Atlantic, Caribbean Sea around Cuba.

Other Names for Doryteuthis (Amerigo) ocula (Cohen 1976)

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Scientific Name Doryteuthis (Amerigo) ocula
Acknowledgements C. F. E. Roper, Michael J. Sweeney and Cornelia E. Nauen. 1984. Cephalopods of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Species of Interest to Fisheries. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No 125, Vol. 3. 277 pp. Rome: FAO 1984.
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National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. , USA

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

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