Composite Squid

Richard E. Young and Katharina M. Mangold (1922-2003)

Cephalopoda Glossary

This hypothetical cephalopod demostrates some of the common terminology associated with various structures. Especially note the following:

Tentacular club with

  • a broad (expanded) manus.
  • trabeculate protective membranes on manus.
  • armature in four series.
  • hooks in one of the series.
  • a dorsal keel on the dactylus.
  • carpal-locking apparatus of suckers and knobs.
Head with
  • right eye without a cornea ("oegopsid eye").
  • left eye with a cornea ("myopsida eye").

Figure. Composite squid redrawn from Roper, et al., 1969..

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University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

Katharina M. Mangold (1922-2003)
Laboratoire Arago, Banyuls-Sur-Mer, France

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