Alternate names: Mastigoteuthis pyrodes

Author: Young, 1972


General: A very distinctive species and the only known species off Southern California; it has numerous small integumental photophores and a much larger photophore on each eyelid and large club suckers.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Known off Southern California and Northern Hawaii waters.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Richard Young, University of Hawaii.


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Young R.E., Vecchione M. & Braid H.E. (2014). Mastigotragus, a new generic name for Mastigoteuthis pyrodes Young, 1972 (Cephalopoda: Mastigoteuthidae). European Journal of Taxonomy. 105: 1–6

Citation: Mastigotragus (Young, 1972) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-17.
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