International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 9, September 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


First record of Asperoteuthis acanthoderma (Lu, 1977) (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida: Chiroteuthidae), from the Arabian Sea
      Rithin joseph, Daniel raj, Jose fernandez,, Saji kumar, Renju ravi, Prajith, and Remesan
Abstract: The deep sea squid Asperoteuthis acanthoderma (family: Chiroteuthidae) is reported here for the first time from the Arabian Sea of the India. A single specimen was collected while conducting a trial fishing with 49.5m Cosmos mid water trawl onboard FORV Sagar Sampada between latitude 11o 47.767’N and longitude 73o 39.065’E at a depth range of 350 to 400 m during the month of October 2013. The morphometric measurements of the specimen are described and are compared with the same species reported from the North Atlantic Ocean. The female specimen measured 788 mm in standard length, 22.50 mm in mantle length, 89.26 mm fin length and weighed 85.38 gm.

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Rithin joseph, Daniel raj, Jose fernandez,, Saji kumar, Renju ravi, Prajith, and Remesan (2018); First record of Asperoteuthis acanthoderma (Lu, 1977) (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida: Chiroteuthidae), from the Arabian Sea; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(9) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0915.php?rp=P454524
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