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.
Ocean range (global): Found throughout the tropical and temperate regions of the world ocean, except the Mediterranean Sea.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyq028
Citation: Pterygioteuthis (Fischer, 1896) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Pterygioteuthis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-10.