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Unique hooks in the male scaled squid Lepidoteuthis grimaldi


Jackson, GD and O'Shea, S, Unique hooks in the male scaled squid Lepidoteuthis grimaldi, Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 83, (5) pp. 1099-1100. ISSN 0025-3154 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0025315403008324h


The male scaled squid Lepidoteuthis grimaldii hereby reported for the first time, is equipped with a pair of grossly enlarged sabre-like hooks. These unique hooks, found only on males, are without parallel amongst cephalopods. As a sexually dimorphic character, they are more likely to be involved in reproduction than predation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Jackson, GD (Dr George Jackson)
ID Code:29115
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-05-04

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