A new species of Luteuthis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Octopoda: Cirrata) from the South China Sea

Steve O'Shea, Chung Cheng Lu*

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Abstract

Luteuthis shuishi sp. nov., the 2nd known species in a recently described cirrate family and genus, Luteuthidae and Luteuthis, previously known from the southwestern Pacific, is described from the South China Sea. Pre-fixed (fresh) morphologies of this species, and of the type species of the genus L. dentatus O'Shea, 1999 are provided. The relationship between Luteuthis and Grimpoteuthis tuftsi Voss and Pearcy, 1990 is evaluated. We suggest that G. tuftsi be placed in the family Luteuthidae, but because of a lack of adequate comparative material, no formal action is taken to prescribe it to a new genus Previous family and generic diagnoses are amended to take into account the increased species and associated anatomical diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalZoological Studies
Volume41
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cirrates
  • Grimpoteuthis
  • Luteuthis
  • Opisthoteuthis
  • Systematics

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