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Description of an architeuthis from argentine waters

NE Brunetti, B Elena, GR Rossi, M Sakai, SE Pineda, ML Ivanovic

Abstract


A specimen of the giant squid Architeuthis sp., caught by a trawler on the Patagonian inner shelf (46 °‹30'S. 66 ° ‹00'W) in April 1995, is described. The squid was a mature female of 1 625 mm mantle length with 321 growth lines in the statoliths. Internal and external anatomy and morphometric characters were studied as far as possible, given the very damaged condition of the animal.



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