Unique hooks in the male scaled squid Lepidoteuthis grimaldi

George D. Jackson*, Steve O'Shea

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The male scaled squid Lepidoteuthis grimaldii hereby reported for the first time, is equipped with a pair of grossly enlarged sabre-like hooks. These unique hooks, found only on males, are without parallel amongst cephalopods. As a sexually dimorphic character, they are more likely to be involved in reproduction than predation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1100
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


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