Doryteuthis (Amerigo) surinamensis
Surinam inshore squidMichael Vecchione and Richard E. Young
- Mantle moderately broad, ca. 25% ML.
- Fins rhomboidal, length ca. 50% ML.
- Arms relatively long, ca. 45% ML.
- Sucker rings on unmodified ventral arms with sharply pointed teeth.
- 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.
Geographic DistributionSouthern 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
- Vernacular Names: En: Surinam inshore squid, Fr: Calmar du Surinam, Sp: Calamar Surinamés
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