Grimpoteuthis innominata: Measurements and Counts

Steve O'Shea, Richard E. Young, and Michael Vecchione
Sex Male Holotype Female Paratype
Total length 156 134
Mantle length 35 43.2
Mantle width 26.5 28
Head width 26.5 28
Fin length 50.8 46
Fin width 11 17.5
Arm I, length (right/left) 117/118 100/97
Arm II, length 108/113 79/103
Arm III, length 95/107 91/92
Arm IV, length 109/104 82/96
Max. cirrus length 2.0-3.5 2.0-2.2
Gill lamellae 7 7
Arm I, sucker counts 52/56 51/52
Arm II, sucker counts 50/58 55/52
Arm III, sucker counts 62/60 54/55
Arm IV, sucker counts 59/55 55/54
Max. sucker diameter 2.2-2.9 1.9-2.0
Eye diameter 17.5 13.9
Web length, sector A 70 54
Web length, sector B 48/43 41/55
Web length, sector C 25/38 43/47
Web length, sector D 38/41 41/48
Web length, sector E 46 49


These measurements and counts are from O'Shea, 1999.


O'Shea, Steve. 1999. The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 112:  280pp.

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Steve O'Shea
Oceanic Sciences Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. , USA

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