Archeterokrohnia docrickettsae

Author: Thuesen and Haddock, 2013


Reproduction: Hermaphroditic.

Size: To 28.5 mm total length.

General: Head blunt and orange in color. Trunk has uniform width, tapering at junction with tail, and is bright orange in color. Body exhibits a slight ventral bend at junction of trunk and tail. One pair of lateral fins, starting at trunk-tail junction. Both trunk and tail have traverse musculature. Tail transparent.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 3,245 m

Ocean range (global): Gulf of California.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Erik Thuesen, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA.

Key visual features: Bright orange head/trunk, transparent tail. Swims like a fish.

Color: Orange head and trunk with translucent tail.


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Thuesen, E.V. and S.H.D. Haddock (2013). Archeterokrohnia docrickettsae (Chaetognatha: Phragmophora: Heterokrohniidae), a new species of deep-sea arrow worm from the Gulf of California. Zootaxa, 3717: 320-328.

Citation: Archeterokrohnia docrickettsae (Thuesen and Haddock, 2013) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-18.
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