Echinoteuthis atlantica

Echinoteuthis atlantica

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Echinoteuthis atlantica

Echinoteuthis atlantica is a species of whip-lash squid from the family Mastigoteuthidae. It occurs in the eastern North and South Atlantic Ocean. This squid is red in colour and similar to Echinoteuthis famelica of the Pacific but differs in having a well developed protective membrane on the tentacular club which is absent on E. famelica. The presence on this membrane on Echinoteuthis glaukopis from the Indian Ocean suggests that this may be a synonym of E. atlantica, in which case glaukopis has priority.

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1. Echinoteuthis atlantica Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinoteuthis_atlantica
2. Echinoteuthis atlantica on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163079/969491

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