Observations on age and reproduction of the oceanic squidAncistrocheirus lesueurii(d’Orbigny, 1842) (Cephalopoda: Ancistrocheiridae)

Hoving, Henk-Jan T. and Lipinski, M. R. (2015) Observations on age and reproduction of the oceanic squidAncistrocheirus lesueurii(d’Orbigny, 1842) (Cephalopoda: Ancistrocheiridae) Journal of Natural History, 49 (21-24). pp. 1319-1325. DOI 10.1080/00222933.2013.840748.

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Abstract

Despite the importance of Ancistrocheirus lesueurii in the diet of a wide variety of oceanic predators, many aspects of its biology are unknown. We report new observations on the reproductive system of the species and provide age estimates of one normal and two intersexual males based on the number of increments in the statoliths. The age of the examined mature males was estimated to be more than 2 years, increasing the maximum age known for males of the species. Female A. lesueurii have specific modified areas for spermatangia reception in the nuchal region. The morphology of the right hectocotylized ventral arm and the relatively large spermatophore are also described.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000354475000001
Keywords: Cephalopoda, Ancistrocheirus lesueurii, spermatophore, mating, hectocotylus, deep sea, statoliths, age
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1080/00222933.2013.840748
ISSN: 0022-2933
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 10:50
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 11:00
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/26102

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