Mastigotragus

Alternate names: Mastigoteuthis pyrodes

Author: Young, 1972

Description

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.



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

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/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Mastigotragus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2019-08-21.
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