General: Both arms IV strongly hectocotylized in males.
Habitat description: Demersal squid found sitting on or swimming near the ocean floor on continental or island shelves and slopes.
Ocean range (global): The three recognized species are found only in the Indo-Pacific region.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
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National Center for Biotechnology Information
Dunning, M.C. and E.C. Förch (1998). A review of the systematics, distribution and biology of arrow squids of the genus Nototodarus Pfeffer, 1912 (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae). In: Systematics and biogeography of cephalopods, edited by Voss, N.A., M. Vecchione, R.B. Toll, and M.J. Sweeney. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 586(2): pp. 393-404.
Citation: Nototodarus (Pfeffer, 1912) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Nototodarus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-03-19.