Luteuthis dentatusSteve O'Shea, Richard E. Young, and Michael Vecchione
L. dentatus, the type species of the genus, is known from two specimens, only one of which has been described.
- Arms suckers with teeth-like structures around orifice.
- Mantle and funnel
- Mantle attached entirely to ventral surface of head.
- Funnel attached entirely to ventral surface of head.
- Lateral wing margin expansions extend over saddle, meeting at midpoint as small downward deflected prominence.
- Basal shelf platelike.
CommentsMore details of the description of L. dentatus can be found here.
L. dentatus can be separated from L. shuishi by the longer arms, the attachment of the mantle and funnel to the head rather than to arms IV, the fewer teeth-like structures on the suckers and the fewer rows of teeth in the radula.
O’Shea, Steve. 1999. The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 112: 280pp.
O'Shea, S. and C. C. Lu. 2002. A New Species of Luteuthis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Cirroctopoda) from the South China Sea. Zoological Studies, 41: 119-126.
Oceanic Sciences Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
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O'Shea, Steve, Richard E. Young, and Michael Vecchione. 2003. Luteuthis dentatus http://tolweb.org/Luteuthis_dentatus/20146/2003.05.13 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 13 May 2003 (under construction).