Author: Fischer, 1896


General: Smallest of all oceanic squids; eye photophore has a lid that can open and close and produce a brilliant flash; this genus has four species divided into two groups.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Found throughout the tropical and temperate regions of the world ocean, except the Mediterranean Sea.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Lindgren, A.R. (2010). Systematics and distribution of the squid genus Pterygioteuthis (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 76: 389-398.

Citation: Pterygioteuthis (Fischer, 1896) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-10.
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