Pholidoteuthis Tentacular Club

Richard E. Young and Michael Vecchione
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Figure. Left - Oral view of a portion of the manus of P. massyae, preserved. Note the laterally-folded suckers. Photograph by R.Young. Middle (A) - Drawing of the club of a juvenile P. adami, 37 mm ML (54 mm ML to tip of tail). Note the long slender manus and the lack of carpal knobs. Scale bar = 5 mm. Right (B) - Scanning electron micrograph of a sucker from the manus of a 108 mm ML squid. Note the laterally-folded sucker. A and B from Goldman (1985).


Goldman, D. A. 1995. A juvenile of the scaled squid, Pholidoteuthis adami Voss, 1956 (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida), from the Florida Keys. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 108: 136-146.

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