First record of the glass octopus Vitreledonella richardi (Cephalopoda: Vitreledonellidae) from the Arabian Sea

Saji Kumar, K K and Venkatesan, V and Jeyabaskaran, R and Muhammed, Abbas and Mohamed, K S (2016) First record of the glass octopus Vitreledonella richardi (Cephalopoda: Vitreledonellidae) from the Arabian Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records, 9 (53). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1755-2672

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    Abstract

    Background: Arabian Sea considered as one of the richest region of oceanic cephalopods. On conflicting information related to species diversity is still scare. Result: This work presents the first report of a paralarvae of glass octopus Vitreledonella richardi from the Arabian Sea. A single specimen was collected during dusk by Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl net on 28 February 2015. (Horizon of 150 m at 09° 52′ 30″ N; 73° 37′ 22″ E, bottom depth: 2005 m). A description of the specimen is provided. Conclusion: Record of this rare squid, from Arabian Sea is an addition to the cephalopod fauna of India.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Vitreledonella richardi; Arabian Sea; Lower beak, Glass octopus
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:00
    Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:00
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10924

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