Onychoteuthis banksi   (Leach,  1817) (Squid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cephalopoda

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Mantle muscular, cylindrical, 7 cm in length (attains 30 cm in full grown stage), with broad sagittate fins posteriorly. Gladius presents as a dark streak along the mid-dorsum. Neck with 9~10 pairs of nuchal folds. Arms strong with 2 series of suckers of which horny rings lack of teeth. Tentacular club with 19~23 strong hooks. Two oval photophores lie on the intestine.

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• INDIA (Record: 2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Untawale, AG; Dhargalkar, VK and Deshmukhe, GV (2000) Prioritization of potential sites for marine biodiversity conservation in India Setting biodiversity conservation priorities for India: Summary of the findings and conclusions of the biodiversity conservation prioritization project World Wide Fund for Nature - India, New Delhi (India) Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/1614/2/Setting_Biodiversity_Conserv_Priorities_India_2000_1_104.pdf
  • Fisheries Research and Development Center(JAMARC) Available at - http://jamarc.fra.affrc.go.jp/english/index-e.html

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