Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan)
Online ISSN : 2189-7697
Print ISSN : 1348-2955
ISSN-L : 1348-2955
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New Additions of Luminous Bobtail Squids to the Japanese Cephalopod Fauna (Sepiolida: Sepiolidae: Heteroteuthinae)
Tsunemi KuboderaTakashi Okutani
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2011 Volume 69 Issue 3-4 Pages 145-161


Three lots of Pacific sepiolid specimens in the collection of National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, were found to contain three new species: Heteroteuthis nordopacifica n. sp., Sepiolina petasus n. sp. and Stoloteuthis japonica n. sp. The second-mentioned taxon is the second species in the genus Sepiolina, and the third species represents the first occurrence of the genus Stoloteuthis in the Pacific Ocean. The descriptions of each species and comparison with related species are given herewith.

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