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Doryteuthis (Amerigo) surinamensis (Voss 1974)

Surinam inshore squid

Michael Vecchione and Richard E. Young
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Containing group: Doryteuthis


Size to 12 cm ML. 


  1. Mantle
    1. Mantle moderately broad, ca. 25% ML.
  2. Fins
    1. Fins rhomboidal, length ca. 50% ML.
  3. Arms
    1. Arms relatively long, ca. 45% ML.
    2. Sucker rings on unmodified ventral arms with sharply pointed teeth.
    3. Left ventral arm of males hectocotylized beginning at 22nd to 24th dorsal sucker pair; suckers at arm tip unmodified; modified suckers reduced in size and set on enlarged, transversely flattened bases.


A shallow living species; known depth range 27-37 m.

Geographic Distribution

Southern Caribbean Sea. Because this squid is easily confused with D. pealeii, its range may be more extensive than indicated by limited published reports.

Other Names for Doryteuthis (Amerigo) surinamensis (Voss 1974)

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Scientific Name Doryteuthis (Amerigo) surinamensis
Acknowledgements C. F. E. Roper, Michael J. Sweeney and Cornelia E. Nauen. 1984. Cephalopods of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Species of Interest to Fisheries. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No 125, Vol. 3. 277 pp. Rome: FAO 1984.
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National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. , USA

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

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